A beautiful Hellenistic portrait of the last Greek ruler of Macedon before the Roman conquest. References: Mamroth, Perseus 15; Jameson 1013; McClean 3675; Rhousopoulos 1203. Perseus of Macedonia was the last king of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the successor state in Macedonia created after the death of Alexander the Great. After losing the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 B.C., Macedonia came under Roman rule.
The hero Perseus, the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths in the cult of the Twelve Olympians. Perseus was the hero who killed Medusa and claimed Andromeda, having rescued her from a sea monster.
This issue was hand struck in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (ancient Roman province Philippopolis). It goes without saying you always get the exact item in the picture.
Diademed head of bearded Perseus right
Open winged eagle, a thunderbolt in its talons; HP monogram to right, AN monogram between legs; all within oak wreath
A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.