Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Tetradrachm: Macedonian Shield with Head of Artemis (obverse); Club (reverse)

Tetradrachm: Macedonian Shield with Head of Artemis (obverse); Club (reverse)

158–150 BC

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Silver

Diameter: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Weight: 16.977 g (0.6 oz.)

Die axis: 3

Gift of J. H. Wade 1916.978

Location

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Three monograms around the border of the reverse identify officials responsible for producing this coin.

Description

Although Macedon was conquered by Rome in 168 BC, its mints continued to produce Hellenistic-style coinage. The obverse of this coin shows Artemis, identifiable by her bow and quiver, centered within an ornate Macedonian shield. On the reverse, a club is enclosed by a wreath and an inscription ascribing this coin to the first region of the Roman client state.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Silver
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Wade

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