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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Mediterranean
Creator Dates/Places: Ancient Greece Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Active Place: Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Name-CRT: Greek
Title: Coin Showing the God Zeus
Title Type: preferred
Title: Reverse: Horseman with victory palm
Title Type: alternate
Creation Start Date: -35
Creation End Date: -33
Creation Date: Late Classical Period, 359-336 B.C.
Creation Place: Europe,Greece,Macedonia,Pélla department,Pella
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Coin
Materials and Techniques: Silver tetradrachm
Dimensions: Diameter: 2.6 cm (1 in.)
Inscriptions: Reverse: ?I_I__OY (Philippou; '[minted by] Philip')
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1922.4923
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Martin A. Ryerson
Subject Description: The head of Zeus on the obverse referred to Philip's claim that his family descended from the god. On the reverse Philip commemorated his victory in the horse races of the Olympic Games.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1922.4923
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
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