Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with Macedonian shield, struck under Philip VI Andriskos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
149–148 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0734.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 17.50 gm.

Accession Number

35.204

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Macedonian shield with beardless head to left of Philip Andriskos as Perseus in the center, wearing winged Phrygian cap ending at top in griffin’s head. At his shoulder, his harpa or sword.
Reverse: Club within oak wreath.
Inscriptions in Greek in field on either side of club and outside wreath.

Provenance

By 1935: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous Gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)