Coin of Kingdom of Syria with head of Apollo, struck under Demetrios II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
146–138 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Sidon (Phoenicia)

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.58 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.804

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head right of Apollo, hair in formal curls.
Reverse: Tripod - lebes, bound with fillet.
Inscriptions in Greek at left, in exergue and around.

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.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9 ,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour