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Drachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Poseidon, struck under Antigonos II

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Obverse: Head of Poseidon right, wearing wreath. Reverse: Athena Alkis to left, shield on left arm, spear in raised right hand. In field left, Macedonian helmet. Greek inscriptions around and in field at right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1985: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., June 25, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 277–239 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis or Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.93 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1986.247

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins