Stater of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Athena, struck in the name of Alexander III

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
After 317 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Babylon (Babylonia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0662.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.59 gm.

Accession Number

11.1783

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace and Corinthian helmet decorated with a lion-griffin.
Reverse: Nike standing left, holding a small wreath upwards in her right hand, naval standard in her left.
Monogram within larger wreath near her feet.
Inscriptions at right and left and in field below Nike’s right hand.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund