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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.

Mint

Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm.

Accession Number

03.1317

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins