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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
320–319 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0666.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

00.168

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles, in lion-skin, to right.
Hair of mane stands out straight.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Zeus seated on a throne without a back, to left, a himation about the lower part of his figure, holding on his right hand an eagle which faces him, his left supported on his sceptre. Right foot in front of left.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right
In field at left, monogram (for Mallos?)
Dotted exergual line and border of dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund