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Stater 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, in crested Corinthian helmet on which is a serpent. Hair loose. Reverse: Nike in frontal pose, holding a wreath in right hand, and a standard in left hand. At left: monogram; at right: inscription in Greek (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)

Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, Montagu, 1896, pl. x, 779 (ex du Chastel Collection). By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 311–305 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria (Egypt), Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0663.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.57 gm.

Accession Number

97.412

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins