Drachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
301–295 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Ephesos (Ionia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 051.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.08 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.641

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios Poliorketes to right
Reverse: Poseidon stands (strides) to left, cloak over his left arm, trident in raised right hand. In field at right, ivy leaf, pointed up.
Inscriptions in Greek at right, downwards, and below. At left, monogram.

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 45- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour