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Distater of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Athena, struck in the name of Alexander III

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing a long pendant earring, a plain necklace above a dotted one, and a triple-crested helmet on which there is a coiled serpent. Hair in four long corkscrew curls behind. Reverse: Nike standing with body almost full-front, head to left, holding wreath in...

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1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 323–316 B.C.


Amphipolis (probably), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0659.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins