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ID:     758302
Type:     Greek
Issuer:     Philip V
Date Ruled:     221-179 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC circa 211-197
Diameter:     32 mm
Weight:     17.03 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Description:     Helmeted and beardless head of the hero Perseus left, harpa over shoulder, in boss of a Macedonian shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents
Reverse Legend:     ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ
Reverse Description:     Club within oak wreath, M to left
Mint:     Pella or Amphipolis
Primary Reference:     Boehringer, Chronologie pl. 8, 7
Reference2:     Mamroth, Philip -
Reference3:     AMNG III pg. 197, 1 (Philip VI)
Reference4:     cf. SNG Alpha Bank 1051
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Rare. Noted by a beardless Perseus on the obverse and the absence of control marks within the wreath on the reverse, the rare tetradrachms of Philip's second series had originally been attributed by Gaebler (in AMNG) to Philip VI Andriskos. Gaebler's attribution was based primarily on his analysis of a number of coins he examined in Berlin upon which he saw apparent traces of undertypes. He concluded that the undertypes were the LEG MAKEDONWN tetradrachms, which were issued contemporary to the revolt of Andriskos. Gaebler also noted the crude die engraving of this issue compared to the types attributed to Philip V. M. Thompson suggested problems with this theory in her analysis of a hoard from Northern Greece dating to the first half of the second century BC