Stater of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 290–289 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 053.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.63 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

53.2550

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios Poliorketes to right, with horn.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Horseman with couched spear and wearing kausia and mantle galloping to right, on short ground line.
In field left and right, monograms. Above and below: inscriptions.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; December 10, 1953: purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann for $ 4,000.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour