Stater of Philip II

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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. 102 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. 20
collection_code
SCP
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
4th century BC (made)
descriptive_line
Coin, stater, gold, head of Apollo, Greek, 4th century BC
dimensions
Diameter: 1.77 cm, Weight: 8.6 g
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
From the Salting bequest.
id
258614
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T10:53:23.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T10:53:23.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
In Storage
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold
museum_number
A.618-1910
museum_number_token
a6181910
object_number
O310939
object_type
Coin (stater)
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Obverse: Head of Apollo. Reverse: Greek Inscritpion. Galopping biga, driven by a charioteer wearing long chiton. Horses.
place
Greece
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This is a stater of King Philip II of Macedonia. A stater is an ancient coin, which was used in some regions of Greece. The depicted Apollo is one of the twelve gods of Olympus and the embodiment of the classical Greek spirit, representing the rational and the civilised. In Greek mythology he was the son of Zeus and Leto and the twin-brother of Artemis (Diana). The coins bequeathed to the V&A by 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.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
stater-of-philip-ii-coin-stater-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Stater of Philip II
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-300
year_start
-400