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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Amphipolis (probably), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

35.203

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins