Tetradrachm of Aspendos with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III of Macedonia

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 201–200 B.C.


Mint: Pamphylia, Aspendos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 240.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 16.71 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.558

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Alexander-Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin.
Circular counterstamp: inscription in Greek within wreath.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left, holding eagle on right hand, scepter-staff vertically in left. Ground line.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right.

Dated to year 12 = about 100 B.C.

Provenance

By about 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XVI, no.19); June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 65.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour