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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Perseus

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Obverse: Head of Perseus bearded to right, a fillet with loose ends in his hair. Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt within an oak wreath. Inscriptions above, below, and at right. Outside wreath, a plow. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0721.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.89 gm.

Accession Number

04.743

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins