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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Perseus

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Obverse: Diademed head of Perseus to right. Below: inscription in Greek with name of the artist. Reverse: Within oak wreath, eagle on thunderbolt, wings spread and head to right. In field at right: monograms. Star below. In field either side of eagle: inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1965: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel (auction of Walter Niggeler Collection, part 1, Malzgasse 25, Basel, December 3-4, 1965, lot 246); purchased at Niggeler auction by MFA; accessioned January 12, 1966

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 178–168 B.C.


Amphipolis, Macedonia (Kingdom)


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 16.89 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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