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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Zeus, struck in the name of Philip II

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Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Horseman to right, holding palm branch. Below horse: spearhead. Inscription in Greek above. Struck under Philip II, ca. 336/5-329/8 B.C.


Date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 40-41, no. 24); by about 1966: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, May 13, 1981

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 336/5–329/8 B.C.


Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 14.46 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins