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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
298–277 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0690.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.733

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 laureate seated to left on throne with back, right foot drawn back, a himation over his knees, on right hand an eagle, left hand on beaded sceptre.
At left a Macedonian helmet full front with double crest and cheek pieces.
Monogram below throne and inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

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

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund