Tetradrachm of Macedonia with Macedonian shield

Greek
Hellenistic Period
158–149 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0731.

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 16.97 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

03.961

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Macedonian shield with draped bust of Artemis Tauropolos to right in the center, all within ornate circular border of seven eight-pointed stars with double crescents separated by groups of three pellets.
Reverse: Horizontal club within oak wreath.
Monograms above and below. Inscriptions in Greek above and below.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900