Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with bust of Herakles, struck under Alexander III

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 336–323 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

67.726

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, scepter in left hand, eagle on right. At left, helmet.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By 1967: with Boston Gallery of Fine Arts, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Boston Gallery of Fine Arts, June 28, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour