Tetradrachm

Greek
Macedonia

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359-336 BCE

Silver

Overall: 1 in. (2.6 cm)

Weight: 14.4 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the Class of 1962

990.24.27096

Geography

Place Made: Macedonia, Europe

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right, fully bearded, separated curls; Border of dots; No berries in wreath. Reverse: Naked horseman right, holding reins in left, palm branch in right, two separate locks extending back; Prancing horse right on shortened horizontal groundline; Thin line border with short diagonal stroke crossing behind tail; IIoY, left up, right down, inwardly, starting above the tail; Head of horse interrupts after first ; Pitchfork on its right side beneath belly in field; with a seriph beneath left raised foreleg of horse.

Course History

ARTH 16, Art, Architecture and Money in the Early Modern Period, Lauren Jacobi, Spring 2013

CLST 6, Introduction to Classical Archaeology, Julie Hruby, Fall 2013

Exhibition History

Ancient Profiles: Sculpture, Prints, and Coins from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 1, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1-December 17, 1997.

Representing Myth: The Classical Tradition in Western Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-August 17, 1995.

Provenance

Harmer and Rooke Numismatists, Ltd, 1982; Virginia Williamson, 1982-1990; given to present collection, 1990.

Catalogue Raisonne

Grose, Vol. II: pp. 45-46, nos. 3321-3324, pl. 122/1-4

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