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Drachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Perseus

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Obverse: Head of Perseus, profile to right, wearing a fillet. Reverse: Greek inscription. A club; above, [inscription]; below [inscription]. All in oak-wreath, below which a star. [see media screen for Greek inscriptions]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 178–174 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0723.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.11 gm.

Accession Number

97.425

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins