Hemidrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
332–319 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Arados (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0673.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.10 gm.

Accession Number

01.5444

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing the lion-skin.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned to left, with eagle on right hand, and holding sceptre in left. Inscriptions in Greek in field at left, under throne, in exergue, and at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund