Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Paionia with head of Athena, struck under Audoleon

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
315–285 B.C.


Mint: Paionia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 056

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 12.5 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

58.310

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, facing three-quarters to left, wearing triple-crested Athenian helmet and necklace.
Reverse: Horse pacing to right, with trailing rein. Beneath, upright caduceus. Border of dots.
Inscription below ground line and carried up under the forefoot of the horse.

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 994); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, 1938, no. 1259); by 1958: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 6, February 12-13, 1958, lot 1176); purchased at the Lockett auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; March 13, 1958: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 5,354/8/0 (this is the total price of 58.301-58.313)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour