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Coin of Kingdom of Macedonia with male head in Corinthian helmet, struck under Demetrios Poliorketes

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Obverse: Youthful male head in Corinthian helmet to right. Reverse: Prow to right. At right, double-axe. At left, aplustre. Monogram below. Above: inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 306–283 B.C.

Mint

Uncertain (Caria) (?), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.5 mm. Weight: 2.31 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.703

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins