Tetradrachm of Macedonia with Macedonian shield
about 167–149 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0730.
Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm. Die Axis: 9
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Macedonian shield, in center of which a bust of Artemis Tauropolos right, with stephane, bow and quiver at neck, and edge of garment.
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund