Tetradrachm of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Mint: Macedonia, Uncertain
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0697.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.31 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion’s skin.
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.
Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund