User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tetradrachm of Macedonia with Macedonian shield

Start collecting

Obverse: Macedonian shield with draped bust of Artemis Tauropolos to right in the center, all within ornate circular border of seven eight-pointed stars with double crescents separated by groups of three pellets. Reverse: Horizontal club within oak wreath. Monograms above and below. ...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 158–149 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0731.

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 16.97 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

03.961

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins