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Distater of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Athena, struck under Alexander III

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing a long pendant earring, a necklace of beads and a triple-crested Corinthian helmet, on which is a coiled serpent. Hair in three curls below helmet. Reverse: Nike standing with body almost full front, head to left, holding a wreath in her extended...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 336–323 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0658.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

00.167

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins