Tetradrachm of Macedonia with Macedonian shield

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 167–149 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0730.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

04.748

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Macedonian shield, in center of which a bust of Artemis Tauropolos right, with stephane, bow and quiver at neck, and edge of garment.
Beaded border.
Around, seven six-pointed stars within double crescents separated by groups of three pellets.
Reverse: Club in oak wreath; monogram above club and inscription in Greek above and below.
Outside wreath, a thunderbolt.

Struck in Macedonia under the Romans.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 678); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund