Drachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Philip VI Andriskos

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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 League).

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