Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Poseidon, struck under Antigonos II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
258/7–239 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis or Pella

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0714.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.99 gm.

Accession Number

00.176

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Poseidon to right, with flowing locks bound with a sea-plant.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Apollo, nude, seated to left upon the prow of a ship, holding a bow in his right hand and with his left hand on the prow, the ram of which is ornamented with a trident-head.
Below: monogram. On side of the ship: Greek inscription (half is missing in the entry).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund