Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Tarsos (Cilicia)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0668.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund