Didrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Perseus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
178–168 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Pella or Amphipolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 7.70 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.8

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Filleted head of Perseus to right.
Reverse: Within oak wreath, a harpa and a monogram.
At left, star.
Inscriptions in Greek inside wreath.

Provenance

By 1964: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, January 13, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour