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Tetradrachm of Macedonia with Macedonian shield

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Obverse: Macedonian shield, in center of which a bust of Artemis Tauropolos right, with stephane, bow and quiver at neck, and edge of garment; beaded border. Around, seven six-pointed stars within double crescents separated by groups of three pellets. Reverse: Club in oak wreath; monogram above...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 678); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 167–149 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0730.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

04.748

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins