Tetradrachm of Macedonia (?) with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Macedonia (?), Uncertain
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0693.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, lionskin over head and tied under chin.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left, on a throne with a high back, holding eagle on right hand and scepter in left.
Monograms in field at left and under throne. Inscription in Greek at right.
Posthumous issue of coinage of Alexander the Great.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund