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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
317–311 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Sikyon (Sikyonia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0687.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.

Accession Number

04.730

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion’s skin.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne with back, a himation over his knees, right foot drawn back on foot stool, an eagle on right hand, left hand on sceptre.
Throne bars and back twisted lines.
At left Elpis standing left with flowers in right hand.
Beneath throne and at right inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

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

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund