A copper coin issued by King Antigonus II of Macedonia in the period 277-239 BC
Mint: not recorded
Reference: Sear vol.2 p.630 No.6787
Die axis: 11
Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin facing right
Naked youth riding horse to right; above, A; below, monogram; in front, the Greek letter phi
Antigonus II Gonatas firmly established the Antigonid dynasty in Macedonia. He contended with other kings, Seleucus, Ptolemy, Lysimachus, and Pyrrhus, in retaining control of Macedonia, part of an the going power struggle after the break up of the empire of Alexander the Great.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
18 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.316 g (Weight)
Sear Vol.2 p.630 No.6787
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1979. Greek Coins and Their Values, Asia and Africa. II., 630 Pages