Coin of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VI

Greek
Hellenistic Period
145–142 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 8.10 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.855

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate head of Antiochos right, as Dionysos and with ivy-crown.
Reverse: Elephant to left, holding torch in trunk.
At right, cornucopia.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; June 9,1965: collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour