Tetradrachm of Macedonia with Macedonian shield

Greek
Hellenistic Period
158–149 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0732.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.80 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

00.180

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within a dotted circle in the center of a Boiotian shield, head of Artemis to right, wearing a stephane, and with bow and quiver at shoulder.
Reverse: Oak-wreath enclosing a club, with inscription in Greek above and below, and three monograms. Outside the wreath a thunderbolt.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund