Ancient : Greek Macedon shield coin

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  1. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    Got a small batch of ancients from a friend that really wasn't into them. I don't even know why he bought them other than just to have something old perhaps? anyway I was a bit hesitant as most of them are Roman and I'm trying to concentrate on Greek. But I guess expanding a bit is not too bad.

    So out of the batch this is the only Greek one. I had a bit of trouble ID'ing it as most of them did not have complete information on them. If there is something wrong PLMK so I can correct it in my database, thanks.


    Macedonian Kings, Perseus
    AE 17mm, 5.8 grams
    O: Macedonian shield with wheel
    R: B A, harpa, PE monogram below
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  3. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    wow, awesome ... you have great taste, my coin-friend!! (I love shield coins ... and weapons!!)

    => total winner!!

    huh? => I don't think I have that example (well played)

    ... "but" ...

    I do have a few other examples ...

    Cilicia Tarsos Club.jpg commodus club.jpg
    helmet.jpg Kings of Macedon Philip V Harpa.jpg Lorraine 1600 a.jpg M caecilius.jpg Kings of Macedon PAN TET.jpg Seleukid Kingdom Antiochos I.jpg Thrace Helmet.jpg Troas Birytis.jpg
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Dont know anything about it but pretty sweet addition.
  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Nice example. Here are my only coins displaying a Macedonian shield:

    Alexander III_2.jpg
    OBVERSE: Gorgoneion in the center of a Macedonian shield
    REVERSE: A Macedonian helmet; caduceus and NK monogram flanking below (Struck under Nikokreon)
    Struck at Salamis mint. Struck under Nikokreon 323-315 BC
    4.9g, 15mm
    Price 3162

    Macedon Civil War.jpg
    OBVERSE: Macedonian sheild with thunderbolt at center.
    REVERSE: B-A either side of Macedonian helmet
    Macedonia Interregnum Early 288-277 BC
    16mm, 4.46g
    Sear 6782

    OBVERSE: AVT KAISAR DOMITAINOS SEB, laureate head right
    REVERSE: KIONON MAKEDONWN, Macedonian shield
    Struck at Koinon of Macedonia, 81-96AD
    8.2g, 23mm
    RPC 336, SNG Cop 1337, Moushmov 5881
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  6. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter Dealer

    Nice coin, Icerain. The harpa types are less common, but I see ΦI as the monogram, not PE.
  7. Ancientnoob

    Ancientnoob Money Changer

    Love the Shields...
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  8. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    Yeah, I kinda copied it. I couldn't find one with the same monogram I have.
  9. RaceBannon

    RaceBannon Member

    I like that Macedonian shield ICERAIN. Well done.
  10. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter Dealer

    These coins exhibit a lot of different monograms. Yours has one. I've seen up to three on one coin, in addition to BA.
  11. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    Am I correct that your Perseus coin would have been minted sometime between 212-160 B.C.? I think that is about right because Perseus was son of Alexander III.

    I can only contribute an old horse & helmet to accompany your shield:
    Macedonia Tetrobol Collage WT.jpg

    Perdikkas II
    AR Light Tetrobol
    454-413 B.C.

    Unknown weight, 15 mm.
    Obv: Horse pacing right
    Rev: Crested helmet right &
    single linear square within
    shallow incuse square.
    Grade: overall a Very Fine coin in an ANACS holder. The obverse is better than the reverse. The gF reverse is not centered like the obverse.
    Other: Perdikkas was the son & successor of Alexander I. He was instrumental in the formation of the Chalkidian League. Raymond 143, B.M.C.5., p.159, 6. Sear p.151 #1487.
    Macedonia Tetrobol Slab.jpg
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  12. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

  13. tenacious

    tenacious Member

    Just for the sake of accuracy Perseus was not the son of Alexander III (the Great). Perseus was the son of Philip V of Macedonia.
  14. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    Thank you. OK so Perseus was preceded by Philip V. His (Perseus) reign was 179–168 BC according to Wiki. I was trying to get a date-range for the OP's Perseus coin.
  15. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    Thanks, I had the date already. Does anyone have the sear number? The one I had was for the PE monogram and I don't know if its the same or not.
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