Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0666.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund