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
Macedonian shield decorated at the center with a monogram of Demetrios' name
Crested Macedonian helmet with poorly formed 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), Mr Lincoln, Eugene von Guerard, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.727 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.