Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with Macedonian shield, struck under Antigonos II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
277–258/7 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis or Pella

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0713.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.96 gm.

Accession Number

35.104

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Macedonian shield in center of which head of Pan, with long horns, facing left; pedum at shoulder.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos of archaistic style, walking to left on ground line, holding shield with Gorgoneion in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right hand. She wears a long chiton, scarf over shoulders, aegis and crested helmet with cheek-pieces.
In field at left, helmet; at right: monogram. Inscription in Greek at left and right.

Note that the helmet in the left field was originally catalogued as a monogram and is included as this among the inscriptions for this record.

Struck under Antigonos II Gonatas (277-239 B.C.)
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Provenance

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

Credit Line

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