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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
301–290 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Tyre (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0685.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.40 gm.

Accession Number

98.1156

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lionskin.
Reverse: Zeus seated left on throne; himation over knees.
Eagle on his extended right hand; in left, sceptre.
In field at left, club within circle. Below: dolphin to left.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society