Coin: Drachm, Macedonia


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Artifact Identification Coin: Drachm, Macedonia   (1900.63.0021)
Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Greece, Macedonia
Period/Date Hellenistic Greece, 220-178 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.84 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) .24 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 4.16 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

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This Greek coin is a silver Drachm from Macedonia in northern Greece. It was struck in the late 3rd to early 2nd century BCE. The obverse is a profile of King Phillip V of Macedon with a close beard. The reverse contains a club on its side. Above the club are the letters BASILEWS (Beta Alpha Sigma Iota Lambda Epsilon Omega Sigma) the Greek word for king. Below the club are the letters ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ (Phi Iota Lambda Iota Pi Pi Omicron Upsilon) denoting the coin is Philip’s.

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