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Coin of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Zeus, struck under Philip V and Perseus (semi-autonomous)

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Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Thunderbolt, with monogram below. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)


By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 185–168 B.C.


Pella (?), Macedonia (Kingdom)


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.69 gm. Die Axis: 10

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The Ancient World


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