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

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


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Pella

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.36 gm.

Accession Number

00.166

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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 hand.
Horse decorated with a broad fillet.
Under horse’s belly, thunderbolt.
Inscription in Greek above In exergue: H

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund