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

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


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Pella

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1981.148

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: Horseman to right, holding palm branch.
Below horse: spearhead.
Inscription in Greek.

Struck under Philip II, ca. 336/5-329/8 B.C.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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