Tetradrachm of Argos with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III of Macedonia

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 220–215 B.C.


Mint: Argolis, Argos

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.80 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

68.110

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing skin of Nemean lion.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding scepter in left hand, eagle on right.
In field at left, harpa.
Below throne, monogram. Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By 1968: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from George Zacos, April 10, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour