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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
306–301 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Antigoneia-on-the-Orontes (Syria)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0686.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm.

Accession Number

04.722

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion’s skin.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Zeus crowned, seated to left on throne with back, a himation over his knees, right foot drawn back. Nike with wreath on his right hand, left hand upon sceptre. A foot stool is under his feet. Throne bar back, and sceptre beaded.
In left field monogram; at right inscription in Greek.
Traces of another impression at the right.
Beaded border.

Provenance

Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell Collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund