A silver tetradrachm coin issued by King Antigonus II of Macedonia in the period 277-239 BCE.
Mint: not recorded.
Reference: Sear vol.2 No.6783.
Die axis: 12.
Macedonian shield with Pan depicted at centre, behind Pan is a pedum.
Athena standing facing left about to hurl a thunderbolt and protecting herself with a shield; on sides in Greek the legend: BASILEOS ANTIGONOY. In the field at left a monogram and at right a plumed Macedonian helmet.
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
32 mm (Outside Diameter), 17.108 g (Weight)
Sear Vol.2 p.630 No.6783
[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