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Didrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Perseus

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Obverse: Filleted head of Perseus to right. Reverse: Within oak wreath, a harpa and a monogram. At left, star. Inscriptions in Greek inside wreath. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, January 13, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 178–168 B.C.

Mint

Pella or Amphipolis, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 7.70 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.8

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins