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Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the God Zeus

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

348-336 BCE, issued by King Philip II of Macedonia

Artist:

Greek; minted in Pella, ancient Macedonia

About this artwork

Coins were an excellent way for leaders to advertise their victories whether in battle or at the Olympic Games. King Philip (reigned 359–336 BCE), father of Alexander the Great, celebrated his win in the horse races at the Olympic Games by issuing this coin, complete with the victory palm in the jockey’s hand.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the God Zeus

Origin

Pella

Date

348 BCE–336 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2.8 cm; 13.92 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.705

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