Coin of Macedonia with head of Roma (or Perseus), struck under Gaius Publius

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 148–146 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 9.45 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.708

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Roma (or Perseus?) right, wearing winged helmet terminating at the top in griffin’s head.
Reverse: Within wreath of oak leaves: inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour