Distater of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Athena, struck under Alexander III
Late Classical Period
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0658.
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund