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577232

Powerful Portrait Of Perseus

577232.

KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 15.48 g, 11h). Attic standard. Pella or Amphipolis mint; Au-, mintmaster. Struck circa 171-168 BC. Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ ΠΕΡΣΕΩΣ, eagle, wings spread, standing right on thunderbolt; MA monogram above, AY (mintmaster’s) monogram to right, Φ between legs; all within oak wreath; below, plow left. Mamroth, Perseus 18b; HGC 3, 1094. Deep cabinet tone, small nick. EF. Powerful portrait.