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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd–1st century B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Mesembria

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.20 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.108

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing skin of Nemean lion.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding scepter in left hand, eagle on right.
In field at left, helmet.
At left, right, and below throne: inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1968: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from George Zacos, April 10, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour