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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

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Obverse: Head of Demetrios as in deaccessioned 00.172. Reverse: Poseidon seated to left on a rock,with aplustre in right, and left supported on trident. Himation about loins. In field, right, a helmet with cheek pieces pendent. [Greek inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 290 B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0707.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.15 gm.

Accession Number

00.175

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins