Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Alexander III

Greek
Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period
about 325–315 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), probably Pella

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0664.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.

Accession Number

03.960

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles, right, wearing lion’s skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated left. Eagle in right hand. Spear in left.
In field at left: thunderbolt.
Inscription in Greek in field at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900