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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Philip V

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Obverse: Head of Philip V to right with beard and diadem. Reverse: Athena Alkidemos advancing to left, holding shield with pointed star and hurling a thunderbolt. She wears a helmet, long chiton, and aegis. Monogram and Greek inscription at left and right. (see media screen for Greek...

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Perhaps from a hoard in Macedonia, 1927-1928; by 1929: with Ars Classica, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva (auction 14, July 2, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, no. 205); August 1, 1929: purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch for $ 1,042.20

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 220–211 B.C.


Pella or Amphipolis, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0716.


Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 17.50 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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