User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

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

Start collecting

Obverse: Macedonian shield; in center a club, above which [inscription], below [inscription]. Reverse: Helmet with cheek pieces. Around it monograms and a trident. (see media screen for inscriptions)


Canon William Greenwell (b. 1820 - d. 1918), Durham, England; July, 1902, acquired from the Greenwell collection by Edward Perry Warren; 1904, sold by Edward Perry Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 1, 1904) NOTE: Not listed as Greenwell by K. Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren (1906), p. 110, no. 674.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Amphipolis, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0725.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.47 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins