Drachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
205–200 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Ekbatana (Media)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2160.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.09 gm.

Accession Number

01.5646

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos III to right, wearing a diadem; ends hanging downwards.
Reverse: Indian elephant standing to right on a plain line.
To right, monogram.
Inscription in Greek, above and below elephant.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund