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Coin of Philadelphia with Macedonian shield

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Obverse: Macedonian shield, with star (?) in center. Reverse: Olive-wreath, within which thunderbolt and inscription in Greek. Above: monogram. (see media screen for monogram and inscription)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, Before 133 B.C.

Mint

Philadelphia, Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 5.20 gm.

Accession Number

65.794

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins