Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Perseus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
178–168 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 16.89 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

66.7

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Perseus to right.
Below: inscription in Greek with name of the artist.
Reverse: Within oak wreath, eagle on thunderbolt, wings spread and head to right.
In field either side of eagle: inscription in Greek. Monograms in field at right.
Star below wreath..

Provenance

By date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1965: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel (auction of Walter Niggeler Collection, part 1, Malzgasse 25, Basel, December 3-4, 1965, lot 246); purchased at Niggeler auction by MFA; accessioned January 12, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour