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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 prances to right on line; in his right hand he holds a palm branch, in left hand the reins. Eight rayed star below. Above, [inscription]. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list 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. 0653.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.50 gm.

Accession Number

04.720

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins