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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with Macedonian shield, struck under Philip V

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Obverse: Macedonian shield in the center of which is a head of Philip V as Perseus to left, wearing a winged cap or helmet, surmounted by a griffin's head; at his shoulder his "harpa" or sword. Around: seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents. Reverse: Club in oak wreath. Inscription in...

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By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection, Edinburgh; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Robert Carfrae Collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 118); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 188–179 B.C.


Amphipolis or Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0717.


Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins