Ancient Coinage of Macedonia, Kings, Anonymous


This page primarily lists the "anonymous" shield/helmet types with B-A or BASI or kings' monograms. See also the individual Macedonian kings' pages for other examples.
Known symbols in the centre of the shields include thunderbolt, star, Gorgoneion, head of Herakles facing, caduceus, monogram, bipennis (double axe), torch, club. I have added an extra column with the shield symbol.

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Ref.In shieldDescriptionTextImage
AMNG 4n/aMacedonia under Perseus or Philip V, AR Tetrobol, ca. 187-168 BC, 2.47 g. Amphipolis. Macedonian shield, club with handle left between MA-KE in centre, all surrounded by six double crescents each containing a dot and separated by three dots / Macedonian helmet left with cheek flaps, ΣI monogram and ΔI monogram across upper fields, ΩΞ monogram and trident across lower fields. AMNG III, 4; Hunter 1; BMC 11; Bompois 667.TextImage
AMNG 7ClubMacedonia under Perseus or Philip V, AR Tetrobol, ca. 187-168 BC, Amphipolis. Macedonian shield, club with handle left between MA-KE in centre, all surrounded by six double crescents each containing a dot and separated by three dots / Macedonian helmet left with cheek flaps, BE monogram and M across upper fields, ΩΞ monogram and star across lower fields. AMNG III, 7; Mionnet I 452.TextImage
AMNG 14HeraklesMacedonian Kingdom, Anonymous AE16. Head of Herakles facing slightly right within two linear circles in the centre of a Macedonian shield, surrounded by five double crescents / Macedonian helmet with plume and ear-flaps, RHA monogram to left, caduceus to right. Liampi 139-156; Price 2803; AMNG III-2, 14; Hunter 5; SNG Cop 1134-1135; SNG Tuebingen 1157TextImage
AMNG 15HeraklesMacedonian Kingdom, Anonymous AE16. Head of Herakles facing slightly right within two linear circles in the centre of a Macedonian shield, surrounded by five double crescents / B-A, Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, no symbols in fields. Liampi 95-97; SNG Evelpidis 1469; Vienna 29814; Price 2802. TextImage
AMNG 19CaduceusMacedonian Kingdom, Interregnum of 288-277 BC, AE15. Macedonian shield with caduceus in the centre / B-A, Macedonian helmet. Symbols unclear. TextImage
CNG 260. 69BipennisMacedonia, AE quarter unit, ca 323-317 BC. 11mm, 1.26 g. Macedonian shield with bipennis in the centre, surrounded by five broad crescents with five dots between each of them / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with earflaps. K in lower left field. Unpublished var of Liampi 271-274; SNG Cop 1130; Price 2068 (all with K in lower right field). CNG 260, lot 69.TextImage
G & N 28, 43GorgonMacedonia, AE half unit, 323-310 BC. 18mm, 4.29 g. Macedonian shield with head of Gorgonion facing in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents with five dots between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, caduceus in lower right field. Unpublished var (fieldmark with this obverse); Gitbud & Naumann 28, Lot 43.TextImage
Liampi 69ThunderboltMacedonia, AE unit, 325-310 BC. 14mm, 4.86 g. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt between two dots in the centre, surrounded by five crescents with five dots between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet without ear-flaps, ΠOY monogram in lower centre. Liampi 69-70.TextImage
Liampi 69 (2)ThunderboltMacedonia, AE unit, 325-310 BC. 16mm, 4.58 g. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt between two dots in the centre, surrounded by five crescents with five dots between each / B-A to left and right of laureate Macedonian helmet without ear-flaps, Πdot Y monogram in lower centre. Liampi 69-70.TextImage
Liampi 94CaduceusMacedonia, AE half unit, 323-301 BC. Sardes mint. 15mm, 4.24 g. Macedonian shield with caduceus in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents with three dots between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, rose with bud in lower left field, ΔH monogram in lower centre, caduceus in lower right field. Liampi 94.TextImage
Liampi 103-107HeraklesMacedonia, AE half unit, 323-310 BC. 16mm, 3.26 g. Macedonian shield with head of Herakles facing slightly right in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents with five dots between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, corn-ear in right field. Liampi 103-107.TextImage
Liampi 136HeraklesMacedonian Kingdom, anonymous issue. 15.1 mm, 4.33 g. After 343 BC. Macedonian shield with Herakles head facing in the centre, five crescents with dots between them around / Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps (no B-A), caduceus at lower left, ΠΔ monogram at lower right. Liampi 136; Athens 1642; Hunterian 6.TextImage
McClean 3590MonogramMacedonia, Pyrrhos of Epiros, AE half unit, 287-285 and 274-273 BC. Macedonian mint. 16mm, 4.3 g. Macedonian shield with ΠYΡ monogram in the centre, surrounded by six double crescents with dot in each and dot between them / BAΣI beneath pileus, all within oak wreath. McClean 3590; SNG Alpha Bank 970.TextImage
McClean 3622GorgonMacedonia, Anonymous or Antigonos II, 229-220 BC. Gorgoneion within two linear circles in the centre of a Macedonian shield, surrounded by five double crescents separated by a pattern on five dots / B-A across upper fields, Macedonian helmet with plume and ear-flaps, H to left, NK monogram to right. McClean 3622. Not in Liampi etc.TextImage
Newell 132MonogramMacedonia, AE unit, Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. Pella mint. Macedonian shield with DHR monogram in the centre, surrounded by six double crescents / BA-ΣI to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, no fieldmarks. Newell 132; SNG Alpha Bank 969.TextImage
Price 398ThunderboltMacedonia, AE unit, 336-323 BC. 16mm, 4.54 g. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt in the centre, surrounded by five crescents, star between them / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet without ear-flaps, trident with head right in lower centre. Liampi 28-30; Paris 1630; Price 398.TextImage
Price 405ThunderboltMacedonia, AE half unit, ca 325-310 BC. 17mm, 4.80 g. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt in the centre, surrounded by five crescents, five dots between each of them / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with anchor on the front and stylised earflaps in lower centre; KE monogram at lower right. Liampi 8-22; Paris 1625; SNG Evelpidis 1426; SNG Cop 1120; Pozzi 2030; Weber 2183; Price 405.TextImage
Price 407ThunderboltMacedonia, AE unit, after 323 BC. 15mm, 4.85 g. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt in the centre, surrounded by five crescents with star between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet without ear flaps, ivy leaf left in lower centre. Liampi 55-65; Paris 1626; Bern 656; SNG Cop 1119 and 1121; Price 407; McClean 3623.TextImage
Price 408ThunderboltMacedonia, AE half unit, 323-310 BC. 15mm, 4.24 g. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents with star between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet, star in lower centre. Liampi 35-40; Vienna 10916-10917; SNG Tübingen 1148; Bern 655; Price 408.TextImage
Price 409ThunderboltMacedonia, AE unit, 325-310 BC. 17mm, 5.01 g. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt in the centre, surrounded by five crescents, star between them / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet without ear-flaps, coiled serpent left in lower centre. Liampi 54; Price 409.TextImage
Price 411ThunderboltMacedonia, AE half unit, 323-310 BC. 17mm, 4.8 g. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents with star between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet, star in left field, spearhead below. Price 411.TextImage
Price 416ThunderboltMacedonia, Anonymous issue. After 311 BC. AE 16mm. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt in centre / B-A across field, Macedonian helmet with no ear-flaps; thunderbolt below. Liampi 41-50; SNG Sweden 1109; Pozzi 2029; Price 416. TextImage
Price 417ThunderboltMacedonia, AE half unit, 336-323 BC. 14mm, 3.73 g. Struck under Antipater, Polyperchon or Kassander. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt between two dots in the centre, surrounded by five crescents, five dots between each of them / B-A to left and right of laureate Macedonian helmet without ear-flaps, Δ below. Price 417.TextImage
Price 418ThunderboltMacedonia, AE unit, 325-310 BC. 14mm, 4.12 g. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt between two dots in the centre, surrounded by five crescents with five dots between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet without ear-flaps, crayfish in lower centre. Price 418.TextImage
Price 419AStarMacedonia, AE quarter-unit, after 323 BC. 13mm, 1.98 g. Macedonian shield with star of eight rays on the boss, surrounded by five crescents with five dots between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear flaps, caduceus in lower left field. Liampi 282; SNG Cop 1137; Price 419A.TextImage
Price 419A (2)StarMacedonia, AE quarter-unit, after 323 BC. 12mm, 1.45 g. Macedonian shield with star of eight rays on the boss, surrounded by five crescents with three dots between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear flaps, caduceus in lower left field. Liampi 282; SNG Cop 1137; Price 419A.TextImage
Price 2064GorgonMacedonia, AE half unit, Struck under Asandros, ca 323-317 BC. 17mm, 4.15 g. Macedonian shield with facing head of Gorgoneion in the centre, surrounded by five crescents with five dots between each of them / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with earflaps. Bipennis in lower left field, K in lower right field. Liampi 193-217; SNG Tübingen 1150; Gaebler 8; McClean 3621; SNG Cop 1129; Price 2064.TextImage
Price 2065GorgonMacedonia, AE quarter unit, 336-323 BC. 13mm, 1.75 g. Macedonian shield with Gorgoneion head facing in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents with dots between them / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, bipennis at lower left, K at lower right. Liampi 221-222; Price 2065.TextImage
Price 2070GorgonMacedonia Anonymous AE half unit. 229-220 BC. Gorgoneion head facing in the centre of a shield surrounded by five double crescents with five dots between them / B-A across fields, Macedonian helmet with cheek pieces. Rose in lower left field. Price 2070.TextImage
Price 2072CirclesMacedonia, AE half unit, 336-323 BC. Miletos or Mylasa mint. 15mm, 5.0 g. Macedonian shield with dot in three circles in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents / Macedonian helmet (no B-A), corn-ear at lower left, K at lower right. Price 2072.TextImage
Price 2605CaduceusMacedonia, AE unit, 336-323 BC. 14mm, 4.74 g. Macedonian shield with caduceus in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents with crescent between them / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, caduceus to left, YE monogram at lower left, rose at lower right. Liampi 82; Waddington 2804; Price 2605.TextImage
Price 2612CaduceusMacedonia, AE unit, 336-323 BC. 14mm, 3.72 g. Macedonian shield with caduceus in the centre, surrounded by five crescents with three dots between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, caduceus at lower left, TI in lower centre, rose at lower right. Price 2612; Thompson Sardes XIV, 295.TextImage
Price 2614CaduceusMacedonia, AE half unit, ca 323-310 BC. Sardes mint. 15mm, 3.1 g. Macedonian shield with caduceus in the centre, surrounded by six double crescents / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with earflaps, rose at lower left, TI in lower centre and caduceus at lower right. Liampi 88-90; Vienna 34564; Price 2614.TextImage
Price 2801HeraklesMacedonia, AE half unit, ca 323-310 BC. 16mm, 3.88 g. Macedonian shield with head of Herakles facing slightly left in the centre, surrounded by six crescents with dots between each of them / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with earflaps. No symbols or fieldmarks. Liampi 98; Vienna 29446; Price 2801.TextImage
Price 2803HeraklesMacedonia, AE half unit, 323-301 BC. Asia Minor mint. 16mm, 4.89 g. Macedonian shield with head of Herakles facing slightly right in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, ΡHA monogram in lower left field, caduceus in lower right field. Liampi 139-156; Hunterian 5; SNG Sweden 1114; SNG Cop 1134-1135: McClean 3620; SNG Tübingen 1157: Price 2803; AMNG 14.TextImage
Price 2806HeraklesMacedonia, AE half unit, ca 323-310 BC. 16mm, 3.65 g. Macedonian shield with head of Herakles facing slightly left in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents with five dots between each of them / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with earflaps, corn-ear left at lower left. Liampi 109-127; SNG Cop 1132-1133; SNG Tübingen 1153-1155; Price 2806.TextImage
Price 3159GorgonMacedonia, AE half unit, 306-301 BC. Struck under Demetrios Poliorketes. 16mm, 4.56 g. Salamis, Cyprus mint. Macedonian shield with head of Gorgoneion facing in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents with five dots between each / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, caduceus in lower left field, IΣ monogram in lower right field. Liampi 252-269; SNG Evelpidis 1455-1456; SNG Cop 1122-1123; SNG Manchester 717; Weber 2189; Price 3159.TextImage
Price 3162AGorgonMacedonia, AE quarter unit, ca 323-315 BC. 15mm, 2.84 g. Cyprus, struck under Demetrios Poliorketes. Macedonian shield with facing head of Gorgoneion in the centre, surrounded by five crescents with five dots between each of them / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with earflaps. Caduceus in lower left field, NK monogram in lower right field. Liampi 231; Vienna 29818; Price 3162A.TextImage
SNG Cop 1113
Sear #6780
--Macedonian Kingdom, Anonymous AE19. Interregnum of 288-277 BC. Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin headdress / BAΣIΛEΩΣ between bow & club, race torch below. SNG Cop 1113. TextImage
SNG Cop 1117--Macedonian Kingdom, Anonymous AE19. Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ between bow in case & club, race torch below. Countermark: head of lion. TextImage
SNG Cop 1124GorgonMacedonia, Anonymous Bronze after 311 BC. AE22. Macedonian shield with Gorgoneion in centre surrounded by double crescents with five dots between them / B-A across fields, Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, caduceus at lower left. Liampi 170-192; Paris 1607-1609; Bern 657; Gaebler 4; SNG Cop 1124-1125; SNG Tübingen 1149; Price 3158. TextImage
SNG Cop 1134HeraklesMacedonian Kingdom, Anonymous AE22. Macedonian shield with head of Herakles facing in the centre / Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, PHA monogram at lower left, caduceus at lower right. Liampi 139-156; Hunterian 5; SNG Cop 1134-1135: SNG Evelpidis 1468: McClean 3620; SNG Tübingen 1157: Price 2803; AMNG 14. TextImage
Sear 6780--Macedonian Kingdom, Anonymous AE19. Interregnum of 288-277 BC. Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin headdress / BASILEWS between bow & club, race torch below. SNG Cop 1113.
(4 examples)
Sear 6781GorgonMacedonian Kingdom, Interregnum (following overthrow of Demetrios Poliorketes) AE16. 288-277 BC. Macedonian shield with head of Gorgeion in the centre / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet, caduceus at lower left.
(6 examples)
Sear #6782ThunderboltMacedonian Kingdom, Interregnum, AE16. 288-277 BC, following overthrow of Demetrios Poliorketes. Macedonian shield with thunderbolt at centre / B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet. TextImage
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