Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Arados (Phoenicia)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0674.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Herakles in lion-skin, profile to right.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned to left, holding eagle in his left hand, and spear (made of dots) in his right.
In field, a caduceus.
Inscription in Greek in exergue and at right. Monogram under throne.
Whole surrounded by a circle.
Cat. Sotheby, Montagu, 1896, no. 779.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Montagu 779);
1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund