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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
315–310 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Marathos (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0675.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

Accession Number

04.726

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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