Distater of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Athena, struck in the name of Alexander III
Early Hellenistic Period
about 323–316 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis (probably)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0659.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing a long pendant earring, a plain necklace above a dotted one, and a triple-crested helmet on which there is a coiled serpent. Hair in four long corkscrew curls behind.
Reverse: Nike standing with body almost full-front, head to left, holding wreath in extended right hand and naval standard in lowered left.
Inscription in Greek at right. Thunderbolt in field at left.
Reign of Antipater-Kassander, striking in the name of Alexander III.
1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)