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Drachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

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Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios Poliorketes to right Reverse: Poseidon stands (strides) to left, cloak over his left arm, trident in raised right hand. In field at right, ivy leaf, pointed up. Inscriptions in Greek at right, downwards, and below. At left, monogram. (see media screen for...

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By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 45- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 301–295 B.C.


Ephesos (Ionia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 051.


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.08 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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