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SH21631. Silver tetradrachm, Mamroth Perseus 19b, SNG Berry 382, gVF, weight 15.430 g, maximum diameter 31.7 mm, die axis 0o, 179 - 168 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Perseus right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠEPΣEΩΣ, eagle with spread wings, standing right on thunderbolt, monograms above, to the right and between legs, all in oak wreath, plow in ex; nice portrait, good centering and strike, light toning; SOLD
Amisos, Pontos, 85 - 65 B.C.
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.GB57812. Bronze AE 14, SNG BM 1197 - 1198 (control), SNG Stancomb 693 - 694 var. (same), Rec Gen p. 70, 35 var. (same), VF, weight 2.516 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, die axis 180o, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, 85 - 65 B.C.; obverse head of hero Perseus right, wearing winged helmet peaked with a griffin head; reverse AMI-SOY, winged harpa, B (control letter) below left; SOLD