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Drachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Philip VI Andriskos

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Obverse: Diademed head of Philip VI Andriskos to right, with slight beard. Reverse: Nude Herakles standing to left, holding rhyton in right hand, club in left, lion skin hanging on left arm. Inscription in Greek. Overstruck on an earlier coin (said to be a double victoriatus of the Thessalian...

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Provenance

By 2002: with Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60602 (127th Buy or Bid Sale, June 25, 2002, no. 147); purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., September 25, 2002

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 149–148 B.C.

Mint

Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 4.10 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

2002.227

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins