Coin of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Amyntas III

Greek
Classical Period
381–369 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.93 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

65.698

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lion’s skin, to right.
Reverse: Eagle to right, wings closed, holding serpent in his talons and eating it.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour