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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd–2nd century B.C.


Mint: Asia Minor, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0701.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.95 gm.

Accession Number

30.61

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles, right, with lion-skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated left on throne, with himation over his knees; eagle on extended right hand, sceptre in left hand.
In field, left, amphora.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

1930, sold by Charles T. Seltman (b. 1868 - d. 1952), Cambridge, England, to the MFA for $1,042.20 [total purchase price for accession nos. 30.48-30.65]. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund