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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Poseidon, struck under Antigonos II

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Obverse: Head of Poseidon to right, wearing wreath of sea plant on his flowing locks. Beaded border. Reverse: Nude Apollo holding bow in right hand and seated to left on prow of ship. On ram of the prow, a trident head. Monogram below and Greek inscription on body of ship. Struck under...

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

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 258/7–239 B.C.


Amphipolis or Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0715.


Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.97 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins