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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Perseus

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Obverse: Head of Perseus of right wearing diadem with fringed ends. Reverse: Within oak wreath, eagle with open wings stands to right on thunderbolt. Above and between eagle's legs: monograms. At right: MI Greek inscription in field within wreath.

Provenance

By 1935: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous Gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

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

Mint

Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0722.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.85 gm.

Accession Number

35.120

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins