Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes
After 290 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Sikyon-Demetrias (Peloponnesos) (?)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0708.
Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.99 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Demetrios Poliorketes with diadem and bull’s horn.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Poseidon standing left, nude, right foot on rock, right hand resting on thigh. In raised left hand, a trident.
Monograms at left (missing in media printout) and within wreath between his legs. Inscription in Greek at left and right.
Struck under Demetrios Poliorketes (306-283 B.C.) at an uncertain mint in the Peloponnesus, Sikyon-Demetrias ?
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund