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

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
332–319 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Arados (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0674.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm.

Accession Number

97.415

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund