Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with Nike on prow, struck under Demetrios Poliorketes
Early Hellenistic Period
about 300–295 B.C.
Mint: Salamis (Cyprus)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0705.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1930: with Jacob Hirsch, 30 West 54th Street, New York; purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch, April 17, 1930, for $ 800.00
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund