Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

Greek
Hellenistic Period
289–288 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0711.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.30 gm.

Accession Number

35.146

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demetrios Poliorketes to right, with bull’s horn visible in front of his diadem.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Poseidon, fillet in hair, stands to left, resting right foot on rock, right arm on thigh and left hand on beaded trident.
Monograms in field at left and right.
Greek inscription at right and left..

Struck under Demetrios Poliorketes (306-283 B.C.).

Provenance

By 1935: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous Gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)