Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

Greek
Hellenistic Period
291–290 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0706.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

Accession Number

97.404

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demetrios, profile to right, horned, and wearing a fillet with flying ends, surrounded with dots.
Reverse: Poseidon seated on a rock to left, holding an aplustre in his right hand and his trident in his left.
At left and right monograms and inscription in Greek, the whole surrounded by dots.

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