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

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
After 325 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amathos (Cyprus)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0669.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.29 gm.

Accession Number

03.959

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles, right, wearing lion’s skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated, left. Eagle in right hand. Spear in left. Right leg before the left.
In field at left: prow of ship?
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900