Detail View: The AMICA Library: Reverse: Horseman with victory palm

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1922.4923
AMICA Library Year: 
1999
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Name: 
Unknown
Creator Nationality: 
European; Southern European; Mediterranean
Creator Dates/Places: 
Ancient Greece 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
View: 
obverse
Creation Date: 
Late Classical Period, 359-336 B.C.
Creation Start Date: 
-359
Creation End Date: 
-336
Materials and Techniques: 
Silver tetradrachm
Classification Term: 
Coin
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.
Creation Place: 
Europe,Greece,Macedonia,PĂ©lla department,Pella
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 2.6 cm (1 in.)
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
Inscriptions: 
Reverse: ?I_I__OY (Philippou; '[minted by] Philip')
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.D12632.TIF