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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
189–166 B.C. (?)


Mint: Caria, Kaunos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0703

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.737

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund