Tetradrachm of Macedonia (?) with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
300–280 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (?), Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0693.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

00.169

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, lionskin over head and tied under chin.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left, on a throne with a high back, holding eagle on right hand and scepter in left.
Monograms in field at left and under throne. Inscription in Greek at right.

Posthumous issue of coinage of Alexander the Great.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund