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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 200 B.C. or later


Mint: Aeolis, Temnos

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 16.30 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.746

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles right.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, eagle on right hand, scepter in left.
At left, amphora beneath vine.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1967: with Charles Lipson, 40 Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass.; gift from Charles Lipson to MFA, June 28, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Charles S. Lipson