Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Uncertain
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0689.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of young Herakles to right, in lion’s skin.
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.
1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund