Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with Macedonian shield, struck under Antigonos II
about 270–255 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0712.
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.85 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Pan, profile to left, in the center of a Macedonian shield. He has goat’s horns, a goatskin around his neck, and a throwing stick at his shoulder.
Around: seven eight-pointed stars in double crescents.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos walking to left on tiptoe. She holds a shield with aegis and Gorgoneion on her raised left arm and hurls a thunderbolt with her raised right hand. Helmet in field at left and monogram at right.
Greek inscription at left and right.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund