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), Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0689.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

Accession Number

95.116

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Herakles to right, in lion’s skin.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Zeus seated on throne with a back, profile to left, holding eagle on his right hand and resting his left hand on beaded sceptre.
In front of Zeus a Boiotian shield.
Inscription in Greek at right in field.
Beaded border.

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund