KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 14.49 g 12), Pella, 342/1-337/6. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nude jockey on horse prancing to right, holding long palm branch in his right hand; below horse, horizontal thunderbolt. Le Rider 195 (D114/R157). Attractively toned and of splendid style. Extremely fine.
From a collection in America.
This coin comes from a series of tetradrachms bearing some of the finest portraits of Zeus made in late Classical Greece. The god’s head is monumental in its refined and noble elegance.
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