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

Early Hellenistic Period
After 311 B.C.

Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom)


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.71 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lionskin, right.
Reverse: Race-torch, club and bow-case.
Inscriptions in Greek in field at right and downwards between club and bow-case.

Note the reverse image is incorrectly poised. The torch, club, and bow-case should not be shown sideways.


By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 14); purchased on behalf of MFA at Waddell auction 1 by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; December 17, 1982: purchased from Jeffrey Spier by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, January 12, 1983

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock