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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd–2nd century B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (?), Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0694.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.95 gm.

Accession Number

00.170

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse:: Like 00.168; hair of mane in four horizontal rows of curls.
Reverse: Zeus as in 00.169. In field left, a bunch of grapes.
Monogram under throne and inscription in Greek at right.

Coin of Alexander III, Macedonia.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund