Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Sikyon (Sikyonia)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0687.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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, right foot drawn back on foot stool, an eagle on right hand, left hand on sceptre.
Throne bars and back twisted lines.
At left Elpis standing left with flowers in right hand.
Beneath throne and at right inscriptions in Greek.
Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund