Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Philip III Arrhidaeos

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 323–300 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Marathos (Phoenicia)

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

64.500

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lion-skin right.
Reverse: Zeus seated on throne left, holds scepter in left hand, eagle on right hand.
Monograms in field at left, center, and below throne.
Inscription in Greek at right downwards and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1964: with Berdj H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Berdj H. Kazandjian, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour