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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 to right. Beaded border. Reverse: Nude boy on a horse which walks to right on line; in his right hand he holds a palm branch in left hand the reins. Inscription in Greek. Eight-rayed star below. Plain border. (see media screen for Greek inscription) Struck in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by E. P. Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list this as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 359–336 B.C.

Mint

Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0652.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.17 gm.

Accession Number

04.719

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins