Teradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

Greek
Hellenistic Period
292–291 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 052.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.97 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.578

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios Poliorketes to right, with horn.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Poseidon seated on rock, to left, himation over lower body; he holds trident in the left hand, aplustre in the right.
In field left and right, monograms. Inscriptions in Greek at left and right.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By 1962: with Euripides Sepheriades, Geneva, Switzerland; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades for $ 250.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour