Distater of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Athena, struck under Alexander III

Greek
Late Classical Period
336–323 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0658.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

00.167

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing a long pendant earring, a necklace of beads and a triple-crested Corinthian helmet, on which is a coiled serpent. Hair in three curls below helmet.
Reverse: Nike standing with body almost full front, head to left, holding a wreath in her extended right hand, and a naval standard in her left.
In field, left, a thunderbolt.
At right, inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund