Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III
317–310 B.C. (?)
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Babylon (Babylonia)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0683.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.02 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion’s skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne with back, a himation over knees, right foot drawn back, an eagle on right hand, left hand on sceptre. Sceptre and throne bar beaded.
Monogram in wreath at left, inscriptions in Greek under throne, at right and below.
Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Regling did not list as Greenwell.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund