Drachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
280–261 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 266.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.21 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.651

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos I to right.
Reverse: Apollo seated to left on draped omphalos, holding arrow in right hand, bow in lowered left.
Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, downwards.
Monograms at left and right.

Ruler: Antiochos I, 280 to 261 B.C.

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 60- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour