Tetrobol of Kingdom of Macedonia with Macedonian shield, struck under Philip V and Perseus (semi-autonomous)

Greek
Hellenistic Period
185–168 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Pella

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0729.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.78 gm.

Accession Number

00.179

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Macedonian shield, with six-branched solar symbol in center within two plain circles.
Around, six double crescents with central pellet separated by groups of three pellets.
Reverse: Stern of ship to right, on which inscription in Greek.
Above, club horizontally.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund