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. 0715.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.97 gm.

Accession Number

35.112

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Poseidon to right, wearing wreath of sea plant on his flowing locks.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Nude Apollo holding bow in right hand and seated to left on prow of ship. On ram of the prow, a trident head.
Monogram below and Greek inscription on body of ship.

Struck under Antigonos II Gonatas (277-239 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)