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

Greek
Late Classical Period
359–336 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Pella

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.17 gm.

Accession Number

04.719

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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 and in his left hand the reins.
Inscription in Greek above at left and right.
Eight-rayed star below.
Plain border.

Struck in the Kingdom of Macedonia, under Philip III (359-336 B.C.)

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