Tetradrachm of Kaunos with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III of Macedonia
189–166 B.C. (?)
Mint: Caria, Kaunos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0703
Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.87 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne without back, right foot drawn back, a himation over his knees; eagle on right hand, left hand on beaded sceptre.
At left inscription above sphinx seated to left. At right inscription in Greek.
Plain exergual line.
Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund