Tetradrachm of Odessos with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III of Macedonia
about 280–200 B.C.
Mint: Thrace, Odessos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0696
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.82 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
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.
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.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund