Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with Nike on prow, struck under Demetrios Poliorketes

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 300–295 B.C.


Mint: Salamis (Cyprus)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0705.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.

Accession Number

30.413

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Winged Nike alighting left on prow of ship, blowing trumpet and holding in left hand a naval standard.
All within dotted circle.
Reverse: Poseidon, nude, with chlamys wrapped around outstretched left arm, striding left, wielding trident in raised right hand.
Monograms between legs and at left. Inscriptions in Greek at right and below.
Circle of dots. All in round incuse.

Provenance

By 1930: with Jacob Hirsch, 30 West 54th Street, New York; purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch, April 17, 1930, for $ 800.00

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund