Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Philip V
about 220–211 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Pella or Amphipolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0716.
Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 17.50 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Philip V to right with beard and diadem.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos advancing to left, holding shield with pointed star and hurling a thunderbolt. She wears a helmet, long chiton, and aegis.
Monograms and inscription in Greek at right and left.
Perhaps from a hoard in Macedonia, 1927-1928; by 1929: with Ars Classica, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva (auction 14, July 2, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, no. 205); August 1, 1929: purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch for $ 1,042.20
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund