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Stater of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

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Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios Poliorketes to right, with horn. Border of dots. Reverse: Horseman with couched spear and wearing kausia and mantle galloping to right, on short ground line. In field left and right, monograms. Above and below: inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; December 10, 1953: purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann for $ 4,000.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 290–289 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 053.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.63 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

53.2550

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins