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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

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Obverse: Head of Demetrios Poliorketes to right, with bull's horn visible in front of his diadem. Reverse: Poseidon, fillet in hair, stands to left, resting right foot on rock, right arm on thigh and left hand on beaded trident. Monograms at left and right. Greek inscription at left and right....

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Provenance

By 1935: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous Gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 289–288 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0711.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.30 gm.

Accession Number

35.146

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins