Silver tetradrachm of Demetrios Poliorketes

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158

Head of Demetrios Poliorketes/Poseidon with trident
Mint of Amphipolis
Demetrios Poliorketes was among the first of Alexander’s successors to mint coins bearing his own portrait image. The youthful king is represented with bull’s horns, signalling his association with the god Dionysos, and he wears the diadem reserved for Macedonian royalty.

Silver tetradrachm of Demetrios Poliorketes, Silver

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