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Drachm of Kingdom of Paionia with head of youth, struck under Patraos

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Obverse: Youthful male head to right with band in short hair. Reverse: Forepart of boar springing to right. Above, [inscription]; below, monogram. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 335–315 B.C.


Paionia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0741.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.86 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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