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Ancient Coinage of Macedonia

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AMNG III, 18Macedonia, time of Philip V and Perseus, 185-168 BC. AR tetrobol. 15 mm, 1.90 gr. Star of six crescents within double line on a Macedonian shield / MAKE-ΔONΩN, Stern of ship right with two Maenads on board, P in right field. AMNG III, 18.TextImage
AMNG 33Macedon, Uncertain, AR Trihemiobol (1.20g). Circa 500-480 BC Forepart of a horse right / Quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
AMNG 33cfMacedon, Uncertain, AR Hemiobol (0.4g). Circa 500-480 BC. Forepart of a horse right / Quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
AMNG III-2, 35Doberon, Paeonia, 250-230 BC. (Possibly struck under King Dropion). Bearded head of Zeus right /ΠAIONΩN, winged thunderbolt, ΔO monogram (for Doberon) below. AMNG III-2, 35.TextImage
AMNG III-I, 208Macedonia under Roman rule. AE21. After 148 BC. Magistrate Gaius Publius. Amphaxitis region. 10.60 gr. Head of Dionysos in vine-wreath / TAMIOY ΓAIOY above goat standing right on ground line, TK monogram in left field, ΠΛY monogram in right field, ΦΛ monogram below. Gaebler, AMNG III-I Macedonia, 208.TextImage
AMNG III, 210Macedonia under Roman rule, after 148 BC, struck under questor Gaius Publius Tamios in the district of Bottiaia. Helmeted head of Athena right wearing Attic helmet / ΓAIOY TAMIOY above and beneath bull grazing right. ΠΛY monogram at top right, TB monogram in lower centre. AMNG III-I, 210; Hunter 8.TextImage
ARHemiobol grapesMacedonia, Uncertain AR Hemiobol (0.402g). (Aphytis?) Circa 5th Century BC. Helmeted head of Ares(?) right / bunch of grapes. TextImage
ARObol starMacedonia, Uncertain AR Obol (0.97g). 4th Century BC. Macedonian shield / stellate pattern, or perhaps a wheel with spokes around central point. TextImage
Ashton 15Macedonia. Cretan Mercenaries. Circa 171 BC. AR Pseudo-Rhodian Drachm. Head of Helios three-quarters facing right / AMEINIΩN, Rose stem with bud; grape bunch to left of stem. TextImage
BMC 1Macedonia Under Roman rule. First Region. After 168 BC. Silver tetradrachm (16.92 gm). Amphipolis. Macedonian shield ornamented with stars in double crescents & grouped dots between; in tondo, draped bust of Artemis right, in stephane & pendant earring, bow & quiver over shoulder / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above & below horizontal club, AYP monogram above, all in oak wreath, thunderbolt outside wreath to left. AMNG III/1, p. 54, 160. BMC Macedonia 1. TextImage
BMC 2Macedonia Under Roman rule. First Region. After 168 BC. AR tetradrachm. Amphipolis. Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephand and earring, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the centre of a Macedonian shield ornamented with stars in double crescents and dots / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and below horizontal club, AP monogram above, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt outside wreath to left. AMNG III/1, 159; BMC 2.TextImage
BMC 4Macedonia Under Roman rule. First Region. After 168 BC. Silver tetradrachm (16.94 gm). Amphipolis. Macedonian shield ornamented with stars in double crescents & grouped dots between; in tondo, draped bust of Artemis right, in stephane & pendant earring, bow & quiver over shoulder / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above & below horizontal club, HR monogram above, N below, all in oak wreath, thunderbolt outside wreath to left. AMNG III/1, p. 56, 167. BMC Macedonia 4. TextImage
BMC 6Macedonia under Roman Rule, AR Tetradrachm, 16.90 g, 31.07 mm. First Region. 167-148 BC. Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, with bow and quiver over shoulder, all in tondo of Macedonian shield with stars in double circles around edge / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ, horizontal club, ΣIAYΡ monogram above, TKE and TME monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt outside wreath to left. BMC 6; Mionnet I, 61; Pozzi 997.TextImage
BMC 7Macedonia under Roman Rule, AR Tetradrachm, First Region. 167-148 BC. Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, with bow and quiver over shoulder, all in tondo of Macedonian shield with stars in double circles around edge / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and beneath horizontal club, ΣIAYΡ monogram above, TKΡ and TYΡE monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt in outer left field. BMC 7; AMNG III-1, 176; Athens 1237; Hunter 4; Walcher 947.TextImage
BMC 8Macedonia under Roman rule, AR tetradrachm. 158-148 BC. Macedonian shield with draped bust of Artemis Tauropolis right in the centre, draped and wearing stephane and earring, bow and quiver over shoulder / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and beneath horizontal club, thunderbolt to left, BΔTΡ monogram above, TKΡ and TME monograms below. BMC 8; AMNG III-1, 179; Berlin 19; SNG Cop 1314.TextImage
BMC 45Macedonia Under Roman Rule. 168-146 BC. AE22mm 6.77 gm. Youthful head of the River-god Strymon right, with short horns and crowned with a wreath of reeds / MAKE-ΔONΩN, trident, ΩIΠ and ME monograms to left and right of shaft. BMC 45.TextImage
BMC 50Macedonia, Autonomous AE20. 185-168 BC. Head of Zeus right / MA-KE ΔON-ΩN above & below winged thunderbolt, line over B and star below. TextImage
BMC 79Macedonia under Roman rule. Magistrate Lucius Fulcinius, Quaestor, 146-145 BC. AE 20mm. Helmeted head of Roma right / MAKEΔONΩN-TAMIOY ΛEYKIOY-ΦOΛKINNIOY in three lines within wreath. BMC 79; SNG Cop. 1318.TextImage
Fisher 6r16Macedonia under Roman rule. Aesillas, quaestor. Ca. 90 BC. AR tetradrachm (16.85 gm). MAKEΔONΩN, head of deified Alexander right with horn of Ammon, BI die mark under chin / AESILLAS / Q, cista, club, & sella (quaestorial chair), all in olive wreath, faint b die mark under ties. Bauslaugh, Group III, O14/R83. Fisher, ANSMN 30, O6/R16. Nicely toned. Good extremely fine TextImage
Lindgren 1343Macedonia, Autonomous, ca 185-168 BC, AE19. Head of River-god Strymon right / MAKEΔ-ONΩN to left and right of trident. Lindgren 1343.TextImage
Moushmov 5861Macedonia AE22. Helmeted male head right / ΓAIOY, bull grazing right. TextImage
Moushmov 5969Macedonia, Amphipolis AE19. Diademed head of Apollo right / AMΦI, flaming torch, all within incuse square. TextImage
NBRM 63Lychnidos (Ohrid), 187-171 BC, AE unit. Macedonian shield, triskeles rotating left in the centre / ΛYXNI-ΔIΩN above and beneath prow right. The town is not listed in AMNG, Mionnet, BMC, Gaebler etc.TextImage
Rosen 157Uncertain Macedonian Mint. c500 BC. AR Obol. Archaic satyr squatting right; dot before, crescent behind / Quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
SNG ANS 1007Macedonia, Uncertain AR Fraction (0.28g). 4th century BC, Head of Apollo left / square incuse, with diagonals and dots. TextImage
SNG Ash 3303Macedon. Under Roman Rule. Aesillas. Ca 70-60 BC. AR tetradrachm (16.62 gm). MAKEΔONΩN below diademed head of Alexander right; Q behind / AESILLAS Q above money chest, club and chair. SNG Ashmolean 3303-3307TextImage
SNG Ash 3303.1Macedon. Under Roman Rule. Aesillas. Ca 70-60 BC. AR tetradrachm (16.62 gm). MAKEΔONΩN below diademed head of Alexander right; Θ behind / AESILLAS Q above money chest, club and chair. SNG Ashmolean 3303-3307TextImage
SNG Cop 1289Macedonia, Autonomous AR Tetradrachm. Circa 185-168 BC. Macedonian shield with four crescents in center / MAKE-ΔONΩN, prow of galley right, star above. TextImage
SNG Cop 1290Macedonia, Autonomous AR Tetrobol. Circa 185-168 BC. Wreathed head of maenad right / MAKEΔONΩN, stern of galley. TextImage
SNG Cop 1292Macedonia, Autonomous, AR Tetrobol. Circa 185-168 BC. Wreathed head of Maenad right / MAKE-ΔONΩN, stern of galley right; M before. TextImage
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SNG Cop 1294Macedonia, Autonomous AE23. 185-168 BC. Head of Poseidon right / MAKE-ΔONΩN above & below club, all in wreath. TextImage
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SNG Cop 1310Roman Province of Macedonia AR Tetradrachm. First Meris, circa 167-148 BC. Amphipolis mint. Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents, each separated by three dots / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and below club, AP monogram above, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. AMNG III 40, SNG Ash 3290. TextImage
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SNG Cop 1310v-HunterianRoman Province of Macedonia AR Tetradrachm. First Meris, circa 167-148 BC. Amphipolis mint. Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents, each separated by three dots / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and below club, AMP monogram above, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. Hunterian 1. TextImage
SNG Cop 1310var1Roman Macedonia, First Region, AR Tetradrachm. ca 158-146 BC. Macedonian shield, in tondo diademed, draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ, horizontal club, HP monogram above, all within oak wreath with thunderbolt outside to left. TextImage
SNG Cop 1310var2Roman Macedonia, First Region, AR Tetradrachm. ca 158-146 BC. Macedonian shield, in tondo diademed, draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ, horizontal club, ΣΡΠ monogram above, all within oak wreath with thunderbolt outside to left. TextImage
SNG Cop 1310var3Macedonia, Under Roman Rule, AR Tetradrachm. Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and below club, A above, TKE monogram and E below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. SNGAsh 3294. TextImage
SNG Cop 1310var4Macedonia, under Roman Rule, First Region, AR Tetradrachm. c. 167148 BC. Head of Artemis right, in stephane, bow & quiver over shoulder, all in tondo of Macedonian shield / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ, horizontal club, NAK monogram above, HP monogram below, all in oak wreath, thunderbolt outside to left. SNG Oxford 3293. TextImage
SNG Cop 1311Roman Province of Macedonia AR Tetradrachm. Amphipolis mint, 158-149 BC. Bust of Artemis Tauroplos right, bow & quiver at her shoulder, all at center of Macedonian shield / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above & below club, AP monogram above, thunderbolt to left. TextImage
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SNG Cop 1312Macedonia, under Roman rule, 1st Region, AR Tetradrachm. ca. 167148 BC. Bust of Artemis Tauroplos right, bow & quiver at her shoulder, all at center of Macedonian shield / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above & below club, AP monogram above, thunderbolt to left, ΣTP & HP monograms below, all in oak wreath. SNG Oxford 3295. TextImage
SNG Cop 1313Roman Province of Macedonia AR Tetradrachm. 158-150 BC. Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and below club, TPE monogram above, PE and TAP monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. TextImage
SNG Cop 1314Roman Province of Macedonia AR Tetradrachm. Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and below club, ΣHAΡ monogram above, TKP and TYE monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. TextImage
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SNG Cop 1315Roman Province of Macedonia AR Tetradrachm. Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield / MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and below club, ΣAΡ monogram above, TKP and TYE monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. SNGAsh 3297, AMNG 176. TextImage
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SNG Cop 1316cfRoman Province of Macedonia AE25. G Publilius, quaestor, ca 148-146 BC. Diademed head of Zeus right / MAKEΔONΩN above, TAMIOY ΓAIOY ΠOΠΛIΛIOY beneath club. BMC 71. TextImage
SNG Cop 1317Roman Province of Macedona AR Tetradrachm. P Juventius Thalna, Praetor, 149 BC. Amphipolis mint. Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents, each separated by seven dots / ΛEΓ MAKEΔONΩN, club; above, hand holding olive branch; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. AMNG III 190. TextImage
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SNG Cop 1318Roman Province of Macedonia AE23. Gaius Publilius, Questor. 148-146 BC. Head of Roma right in helmet decorated with griffin / MAKEΔONΩN TAMIOY ΓAIOY ΠOΠAIΛIOY in oak wreath. TextImage
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SNG Cop 1320Roman Province of Macedonia AE22. Gaius Publilius, Questor. 148-146 BC. Head of Roma right in helmet decorated with griffin / ΓAIOY TAMIOY ΠOΠAIΛIOY in oak wreath. TextImage
SNG Cop 1322Roman Province of Macedonia AE22. Q Publius, Quaestor. 148-146 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΓAIOY TAMIOY ΠOΠAIΛIOY, cow feeding right. BMC 76. TextImage
SNG Cop 1324Province of Macedonia 23mm. D Junius Silanus, praetor. 142-141 BC. Facing mask of Silenos in ivy wreath / MAKE-ΔONΩN in two lines; Δ above; all within wreath of ivy. AMNG III 6, BMC 55. TextImage
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SNG Cop 1327Roman Province of Macedonia AR Tetradrachm. Aesillas, quaestor, Pella or an uncertain Bottiaean mint, struck circa 95-88 BC. MAKEΔONΩN, diademed head of Alexander III right, BE monogram below chin / AESILLAS Q, money chest, club, & chair; all within wreath; small B below wreath. AMNG 219. TextImage
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SNG Cop 1328Roman Province of Macedonia AR Tetradrachm. Aesillas, quaestor, Pella or an uncertain Bottiaean mint, struck circa 95-88 BC. MAKEΔONΩN, diademed head of Alexander the Great right / AESILLAS Q, money chest, club, & chair; all within wreath; small B below wreath. AMNG 219, SNGFitz 2345. TextImage
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SNG Cop 1328cfRoman Province of Macedonia AR Tetradrachm. Aesillas, Questor, c70 BC. C ΠΡ MAKEΔONΩN, diademed head of Alexander; Q behind / Money chest, club & chair; all within wreath. Fisher 1. TextImage
SNG Cop 1330Province of Macedonia AR Tetradrachm. Aesillas as Quaestor, 93-92 BC. Thessalonika mint. MAKEΔONΩN, diademed head of Alexander right in the horn of Ammon; Θ behind / AESILLAS, money chest, club & chair, and an elongated Q, all within wreath. SNGAsh 3303ff, SNGFitz 2345. TextImage
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SNGFitz 2348Macedon, Under Roman Rule. Aesillas. c.70 BC. AR Tetradrachm. MAKEΔONΩN, diademed head of Alexander; Θ behind / AESILLAS Q., money chest, club and chair; all within wreath. TextImage
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SNGFitz 2350Macedon. Under Roman Rule. Aesillas. Circa 70 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.59 gm). Diademed head of Alexander right; Q behind / Money chest, club and chair. SNG Lockett 1543. TextImage
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Traite 689ffMacedonia, Uncertain mint. Mid-late 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol. Rider on dolphin right; dot above & below / Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished. TextImage
Traite 1031Macedonia, Uncertain. Circa 500 BC. AR Triobol(?). Kantharos / Rough incuse punch. AMNG III/2 p. 135, 11 note; Boston MFA 2317 = Warren 1407. TextImage
Unlisted Didrachm (1)Macedonia, Under Roman Rule, First Meris, AR Didrachm. Amphipolis mint, ca 167-148 BC. MAKE-ΔONΩN, thunderbolt in the center of a Macedonian shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents, each separated by three dots / ΠΡΩTHΣ MEΡIΔOΣ, club; monogram below; all within oak wreath, star to left. TextImage
Unlisted Didrachm (2)Macedonia, uncertain mint, AR Didrachm. 5th Century BC. Lion standing right, devouring leg of an animal / Quadripartite incuse. NISC. TextImage
Weber 2247Leon, King of Macedonia, 278-250 BC. Diademed head of youthful Dionysos right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛEONTOΣ, Forepart of lion right, head turned back, star above. AMNG 1; Weber 2247.TextImage
Weber 8545Macedonia, uncertain mint, AR Stater. Circa 490 BC. Female figure in kneeling-running position right, head left; holding floral ornaments at sides, or perhaps holding a thunderbolt behind her / Quadripartite incuse. SNG ANS 1009cf, Svoronos 2, Trait I 1846. TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Macedonia
Entry for Macedonia on the Digital Historia Numorum
The Moushmov Online page for the Roman Province of Macedonia
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