User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Coin of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Apollo, struck under Philip IV

Start collecting

Obverse: Diademed head of Apollo right. Reverse: Horseman right. In field at left, double axe. Inscription in Greek above and below. Monogram below horse. (see media screen for Greek inscription and monogram)

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 19); purchased on behalf of MFA at Waddell auction 1 by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; December 17, 1982: purchased from Jeffrey Spier by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, January 12, 1983

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 297–296 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis or Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 5.54 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1983.30

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins