Hellenistic Silver Tetradrachm of King Perseus

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Tetradrachm of King Perseus

Period / Age: ca. 174 - 171 BC

Provenance: English private collection.

A beautiful Hellenistic portrait of Philip II, the last Greek ruler of Macedonia before the Roman conquest.

Obverse: the head of Perseus, a diadem cutting through his rough curly hair.
Reverse: an open-winged eagle surrounded by an oak wreath, a thunderbolt in its talons. The Greek inscription reads BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠEPΣEΩΣ (“Of King Perseus” in English).