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Tetrobol of Kingdom of Macedonia with Macedonian shield, struck under Philip V and Perseus (semi-autonomous)

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Obverse: Macedonian shield, with six-branched solar symbol in center within two plain circles. Around, six double crescents with central pellet separated by groups of three pellets. Reverse: Stern of ship to right, on which inscription in Greek. Above, club horizontally. (see media...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 185–168 B.C.

Mint

Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0729.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.78 gm.

Accession Number

00.179

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins