Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with Macedonian shield, struck under Antigonos II
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis or Pella
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0713.
Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.96 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Macedonian shield in center of which head of Pan, with long horns, facing left; pedum at shoulder.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos of archaistic style, walking to left on ground line, holding shield with Gorgoneion in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right hand. She wears a long chiton, scarf over shoulders, aegis and crested helmet with cheek-pieces.
In field at left, helmet; at right: monogram. Inscription in Greek at left and right.
Note that the helmet in the left field was originally catalogued as a monogram and is included as this among the inscriptions for this record.
Struck under Antigonos II Gonatas (277-239 B.C.)
By 1935: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous Gift to MFA, April 4, 1935
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)