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
Macedonian shield decorated at the center with a monogram of Demetrios' name (worn and very difficult to see)
Crested Macedonian helmet with Greek letters A S on either side (Note, von Guerard saw the crest as a bow.)
Demetrius I called Poliorcetes (The Besieger) was a king of Macedon (294-288 BC). He belonged to the Antigonid dynasty.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
15 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.504 g (Weight)
Sear Vol.2 p.629 No.6774
[Book] Sear, David R. 1979. Greek Coins and Their Values, Asia and Africa. II., 629 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.