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. 0695.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.

Accession Number

04.735

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion-skin.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left on front of throne without back, right foot drawn back on foot stool, a himation over his knees, on right hand an eagle, left hand on beaded sceptre.
At left below, a dolphin.
Monogram under 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