Kingdom of Macedon, Perseus, 179-168 BC, AR Tetradrachm. Struck after 171 BC. Diademed head of Perseus right with close beard
Perseus (ca. 212 BC - 166 BC) was the last king of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the Macedonia upon the death of Alexander the Great. He also has the distinction of being the last of the line, after losing the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 BC; After his reigne, Macedonia came under Roman rule.
|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Historic Period||Era: Hellenistic|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Diameter (excluding bails)||25 mm (63⁄64in)|