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. 0722.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.85 gm.

Accession Number

35.120

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Perseus to right wearing diadem with fringed ends.
Reverse: Within oak wreath, eagle with open wings stands to right on thunderbolt.
Above and between eagle’s legs: monograms. At right: two Greek letters.
Greek inscription in field.

Note that part of the Greek inscription in the field is missing in the record.

Provenance

By 1935: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous Gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)