Coin of Koinon of Macedonia with head of deified Alexander the Great

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Macedonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 12.95 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1983.16

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles in lionskin to right. Below, star.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Nike at left, holding small statue of a Kabeiros, facing toward seated Macedonia, who wears turreted crown and holds a spear. Beside Macedonia, a shield.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By spring 1982: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 (Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., Publication 22, Spring 1982, no. 14); by December 1982: with Jeffrey Spier, P. O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 12, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour