Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Perseus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
178–174 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Pella

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0721.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.89 gm.

Accession Number

04.743

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Perseus bearded to right, a fillet with loose ends in his hair.
Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt within an oak wreath.
Monograms above, below, and at right.
Inscription in Greek above and below eagle’s wings.
Below wreath, a plow.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund