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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 280–200 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Odessos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0696

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.82 gm.

Accession Number

04.736

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion’s skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated sidewise to left on throne with high back, right foot drawn back a himation over his knees, on right hand an eagle, left hand on sceptre.
Inscriptions in Greek at right and left.
Monograms at left and below throne.

Provenance

Canon William Greenwell (b. 1820 - d. 1918), Durham, England. 1904, sold by Edward Perry Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 1, 1904)

NOTE: Not listed as Greenwell by K. Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren (1906), p. 107, no. 661.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund