Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 290 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Sikyon-Demetrias (Peloponnesos) (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0708.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.99 gm.

Accession Number

00.174

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demetrios Poliorketes with diadem and bull’s horn.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Poseidon standing left, nude, right foot on rock, right hand resting on thigh. In raised left hand, a trident.
Monograms at left (missing in media printout) and within wreath between his legs. Inscription in Greek at left and right.

Struck under Demetrios Poliorketes (306-283 B.C.) at an uncertain mint in the Peloponnesus, Sikyon-Demetrias ?

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund