Tetradrachm of Philip V

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Acquired in 1910 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 103 Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Vol 1, Part 1, 'the Collection of Capt. E. G. Spencer-Churchill, M.C., of Northwick Park' and 'The Salting Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum', London, published for the British Academy by Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, London and Spink and Son, London, S.N.G. 23
collection_code
SCP
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
3rd century BC (made)
descriptive_line
Coin, tetradrachm of Philip of Macedonia, silver, head of Philip V and reverse Athena, Greek, 3rd century BC
dimensions
Diameter: 3.3 cm, Weight: 16.55 g
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
From the Salting bequest.
id
258605
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T10:53:20.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T10:53:20.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
In Storage
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
Silver
materials_techniques
Silver
museum_number
A.627-1910
museum_number_token
a6271910
object_number
O310930
object_type
Coin (tetradrachm)
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Obverse: Head of Philip V, King of Macedonia, wearing diadem. Reverse: Greek Inscriptions. Athena, wearing long chiton.
place
Greece
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This ancient Greek coin is a tetradrachm of Philip V, who was King of Macedonia from 220-178 BC. A drachm is the basic monetary unit in ancient Greece (and still today), originating from the word 'dragma', which means 'handful'. A drachm is a medium sized coin, weighing around 4 grams and with a diameter of about 1.6 to 1.9 cm. A Tetradrachme (four-drachm) is a large silver coin, which weighs around 17 grams and has a diameter of a bout 2.4 to 3 cm. Greek coins were made by a crude form of striking, the rough blank of metal being placed between two dies engraved with the required image and the whole assemblage being hit with a hammer, thus obverse and reverse were impressed simultaneously, sometimes with uneven results. The coins bequeathed to the V&A by George Salting include examples of silver coins from Syracuse of the 4th century BC, a set of gold imperial coins of Rome, and some fine specimens of bronze denarii of the Roman Empire.
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rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
tetradrachm-of-philip-v-coin-tetradrachm-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Tetradrachm of Philip V
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-200
year_start
-300