Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with Macedonian shield, struck under Philip V

Hellenistic Period
about 188–179 B.C.

Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis or Pella

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0717.


Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm.

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On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Macedonian shield in the center of which is a head of Philip V as Perseus to left, wearing a winged cap or helmet, surmounted by a griffin’s head; at his shoulder his “harpa” or sword.
Around: seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents.
Reverse: Club, inscription in Greek, and three monograms within oak wreath.
Outside wreath, harpa.

Struck under Philip V (220–179 B.C.).


By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection, Edinburgh; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Robert Carfrae Collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 118); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund