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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Perseus

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Obverse: Head of Perseus to right, a fillet with loose ends in his hair. Reverse: Eagle to right on thunderbolt within an oak wreath. Outside wreath, a plow. [Inscription] above eagle, below; above at right, below. [see media screen for inscriptions]

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren and Edward Waldo Forbes

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


Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0720.


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins