Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III
Early Hellenistic Period
about 310–290 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Corinth (Corinthia)
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing skin of Nemean lion.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, feet on small footstool, holding scepter in left hand and eagle on right.
One Nike on back of throne reaches out to crown him and another to crown eagle.
At left, trident.
Below throne: monogram. Inscription in Greek at right.
By 1968: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from George Zacos, April 10, 1968
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour