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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 311–305 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Babylon (Babylonia)

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

67.750

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles right.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, eagle on right hand, scepter in left.
At left, prow.
In field left: MI Below throne: monogram in wreath.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By 1967: with Charles Lipson, 40 Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass.; gift from Charles Lipson to MFA, June 28, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Charles S. Lipson