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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Demetrios Poliorketes

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Obverse: Head of Demetrios, profile to right, horned, and wearing a fillet with flying ends, surrounded with dots. Reverse: Greek inscription. Poseidon seated on a rock to left, holding an aplustre in his right hand and his trident in his left. In the field [inscription]. The whole...

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Provenance

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, Hellenistic Period, 291–290 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0706.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

Accession Number

97.404

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins