Tetradrachm of King Antigonos III Doson - 227 BC

An impressive silver coin with a fantastic example of Hellenistic portraiture.

A tetradrachm minted under King Antigonos III Doson ("the man who will give") of Macedon. Struck circa 227 - 225 BC at the Amphipolis mint.

The obverse with the head of Poseidon, god of the sea. The deity is shown with furrowed brow, pursed lips and thick beard. He wears a wreath of seaweed through his wild hair. 

The reverse with Apollo, perching on the prow of a trireme, his legs resting beside the ship's three pronged ram, his left hand steadying himself against the deck, his right holding out a bow. The inscription on the vessel's side reading:

BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOY

"Of King Antigonos"

 

A well centred, deeply toned coin with two captivating representations of Greek deities, bursting with pathos.

Tetradrachm of King Antigonos III Doson - 227 BC. An impressive silver coin with a fantastic example of Hellenistic portraiture. A tetradrachm minted under King Antigonos III Doson ("the man who will give") of Macedon. Struck circa 227 - 225 BC at the Amphipolis mint. The obverse with the head of Poseidon, god of the sea. The deity is shown with furrowed brow, pursed lips and thick beard. He wears a wreath of seaweed through his wild hair.  The reverse with Apollo, perching on the prow of a trireme, his legs resting beside the ship's three pronged ram, his left hand steadying himself against the deck, his right holding out a bow. The inscription on the vessel's side reading: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOY "Of King Antigonos"   A well centred, deeply toned coin with two captivating representations of Greek deities, bursting with pathos.

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