The youthful head of Herakles wearing the Nemean lionskin was a common motif on the coinage of Macedonia, especially during the reign of Alexander the Great (336-323 B.C.) and his successors. The subject, also popular on gems, may have depicted Alexander the Great or a successor assimilated to the Greek hero. For another glass ringstone with a youthful Herakles see no. 1054 in Schlülter, Platz-Horster, and Zazoff, Antike Gemmen in Deutschen Sammlungen, Band IV, Hannover, Kestner-Museum; Hamburg, Museum für Kunst and Gewerbe.