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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Zeus, struck under Philip II

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Obverse: Head of Zeus, laureate, profile to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Boy riding horse to right, holding a long palm-branch in his right. Horse decorated with a broad fillet. Under horse's belly, thunderbolt. In exergue: H [Greek inscription]. (see media screen for Greek...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 342–336 B.C.


Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0649.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.36 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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