Coin of Koinon of Macedonia with bust of deified Alexander the Great

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Macedonia


Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 14.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Alexander-Herakles to right, lionskin over his head and tied
beneath his chin.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Alexander stands at left, cloak about his shoulders, holding bridle in both hands and reaching up towards Bucephalus who rears up before him.
Greek inscriptions around and in exergue.

Koinon of Macedonia, struck during time of Gordian III (238-244).


By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 321); purchased at Basel auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medallien A.G.; September 16, 1970: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour