Drachm with head of Herakles

Greek
Late Classical Period
336–323 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kings)

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 3.08 gm. Die axis: 11

Accession Number

84.577

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne without a back.
Inscription in Greek at right and Greek letter below seat.

Inscription

Reverse:

ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (to right, downwards)

Beneath seat, I

Provenance

From Assos, theater (Investigations at Assos, p. 298, note 2); 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America