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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0704

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.42 gm.

Accession Number

04.738

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to left with lion-skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated to right on throne without back, eagle on left hand, right hand on sceptre, garment over knees.
Monogram at right. Blundered inscription at left.

Barbarian imitation of tetradrachm of Alexander; impression reversed in the copy.

Provenance

Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund