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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with Nike on prow, struck under Demetrios Poliorketes

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Obverse: Winged Nike alighting left on prow of ship, blowing trumpet and holding in left hand a naval standard. All within dotted circle. Reverse: Poseidon, nude, with chlamys wrapped around outstretched left arm, striding left, wielding trident in raised right hand. Monograms between legs...

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Provenance

By 1930: with Jacob Hirsch, 30 West 54th Street, New York; purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch, April 17, 1930, for $ 800.00

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 300–295 B.C.

Mint

Salamis (Cyprus)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0705.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.

Accession Number

30.413

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins