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    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Perseus (179-168 BC). AR drachm (2.75 gm). NGC Choice XF ★ 5/5 - 5/5. Pseudo-Rhodian, Greek mercenaries issue, ca. 175-170 BC. Gorgos, magistrate. Head of Helios facing slightly right / ΓΟΡΓΟΣ above rose, single bud on right; bunch of grapes on vine to left. Ashton, Pseudo 24-5. SNG Delepierre 2769.

    Ex Jonathan K. Kern Collection.

    Ashton puts forth is his 1988 article, "A Series of Pseudo-Rhodian Drachms from Mainland Greece," Numismatic Chronicle 1988, pp. 29-30, that this series was struck by Perseus to pay Cretan mercenaries serving in his army.


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