A copper coin issued by King Philip V of Macedonia in the period 221-179 BC

Die axis: 12

Obverse Description

Head of the hero Perseus facing right wearing a winged helmet

Reverse Description

Within a wreath, a sword (or scythe) with tip to left, above and below the legend in Greek BASILEOS PHILLIPOY.

Edge Description



Philip V's reign was principally marked by an unsuccessful struggle with the emerging power of Rome.

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