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

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
332–319 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Arados (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0671.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm.

Accession Number

04.723

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion’s skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne with back, a himation over his knees, an eagle in his right hand, left hand on sceptre.
Inscriptions in Greek at right, below, and at left. Monogram under throne.
Plain border.

Provenance

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

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund