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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
323–319 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Tarsos (Cilicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0668.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.725

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion’s skin.
Reverse: Zeus crowned, seated to left on throne without back, a himation over his knees, in right hand an eagle, left hand on a sceptre. Sceptre and throne bar beaded.
In field at left, Nike holding up a wreath in both hands.
Inscription in Greek above and at right. Monogram below throne.
Beaded border.

Provenance

Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund