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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 r. laureate, within border of dots. Reverse: Naked boy-rider to r. bearing palm. Beneath horse, thunderbolt? Inscription in Greek around and Greek letter in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

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

Mint

Pella, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0651.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 14.45 gm.

Accession Number

35.101

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins