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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Ephesos (Ionia), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

62.641

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins