Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 290 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0707.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.15 gm.

Accession Number

00.175

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demetrios to right with diadem and bull’s horn.
Reverse: Poseidon seated to left on a rock, with aplustre in right hand, and left supported on trident. Himation about loins.
In field, right, a helmet with cheek pieces pendent.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund