Coin - Ae16, King Demetrius Poliorcetes, Macedonia, 294-288 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2369

A copper coin issued by King Demetrius Poliorcetes of Macedonia in the period 294-288 BC
Mint: not recorded

Reference: Sear vol.2 p.629 No.6774
Die axis: 12
Statement Of Significance:
Demetrius I called Poliorcetes (The Besieger) was a king of Macedon (294?288 BC). He belonged to the Antigonid dynasty.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.727 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: helmets macedonian
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Arms Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Macedonia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Kings of Macedonia
DateEra: 294-288 BC
Obverse Description: Macedonian shield decorated at the center with a monogram of Demetrios' name
Reverse Description: Crested Macedonian helmet with poorly formed Greek letters A S on either side
(Note, von Guerard saw the crest as a bow.)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: King Demetrius, Macedonia, Ancient Greek States, 294-288 BC
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.16.
References: Sear Vol.2 p.629 No.6774
  1. [Book], David Sear, Greek Coins and Their Values, Asia and Africa, Seaby, B.A. Ltd., London, 1979, 629 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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