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Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm Coin of King Philip V, 188 BC

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A silver tetradrachm minted under King Philip V of Macedon. Issued under magistrate Ar--, by the Pella or Amphipolis mint, circa 188-184 BC. The obverse with a Macedonian shield with the head of Philip, in the guise of the hero Perseus. Depicted wearing an elaborate winged helmet, surmounted by a Griffin's head and carrying a harpe sword over his right shoulder. The reverse with the club of Hercules, surrounded by an ivy wreath. The inscription reading: BASI?EOS FI?I??oY "Of King Philip" Monograms in fields. An exceptional example of this beautiful coin type. Weight: 16.45 g Diameter: 32.30 mm Provenance: From the collection of Christopher Morcom. Subsequently Triton XI, January 8-9, 2008, lot 132.

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    H 1.26 in. x Dm 1.26 in.H 3.2 cm x Dm 3.2 cm
  • Diameter
    1.26 in. (3.2 cm)
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    LU105228743013
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