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. 0661.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.55 gm.

Accession Number

97.436

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to right, wearing necklace, earring, and crested Corinthian helmet, ornamented with a serpent. Hair loose.
Reverse: Nike standing to left, holding a laurel wreath in right, and a trophy-stand in left.
Inscription in Greek at left and right. Monograms in field at left within wreath, and at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund