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. 0697.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.31 gm.

Accession Number

04.732

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, hair bound with fillet, seated to left on throne without back, right foot drawn back, a himation over his knees; on right hand an eagle, left hand on sceptre. Sceptre and throne bar beaded.
Monogram at left; under throne an eight rayed star; at right inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund