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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
295–275 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Miletos

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.109

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing skin of Nemean lion.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, feet on small footstool, holding scepter in left hand and eagle on right.
At left: a monogram.
Inscription in Greek in right field, downwards.

Provenance

By 1968: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from George Zacos, April 10, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour