Drachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Perseus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
178–174 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0723.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.11 gm.

Accession Number

97.425

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Perseus, profile to right, wearing a fillet.
Reverse: Within an oak wreath, a club horizontally; inscription above and below club; monograms above and below; outside wreath at left an eight-pointed star.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund