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

Greek
Late Classical Period
326 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Phaselis (Lycia) or Side (Pamphylia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0679.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.727

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, in right hand an eagle, left hand on sceptre. Sceptre beaded.
At left a wreath.
Below throne, at right and in exergue: Greek inscriptions.
Beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by E. P. Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell in Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund