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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 310–290 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Corinth (Corinthia)

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.111

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing skin of Nemean lion.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, feet on small footstool, holding scepter in left hand and eagle on right.
One Nike on back of throne reaches out to crown him and another to crown eagle.
At left, trident.
Below throne: monogram. Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By 1968: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from George Zacos, April 10, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour