Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Philip V

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 220–211 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Pella or Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0716.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 17.50 gm.

Accession Number

29.1022

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund