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Gold stater

Early Hellenistic
ca. 323/2–315 B.C.
18 mm.
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1905
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
Gold coins of this type were minted for over forty years at the two principal royal mints in Macedon, Pella and Amphipolis. The trident and details of the horses' legs on this coin indicate that it was minted at Amphipolis in the years immediately after the death of Alexander the Great.
Le Rider, Georges. 1977. Le Monnayage d'argent et d'or de Philippe II frappé en Macédoine de 359 à 294. no. 225, p. 224, pl. 81, Paris: É. Bourgey.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 199, pp. 172, 441, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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