Drachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
129–128 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 288.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.97 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.1144

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, bearded head of Demetrios II to right.
Cable border around.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left, holding scepter in left hand and Nike reaching out to crown him on right hand.
Inscriptions in Greek at right and left, downwards, and below.

Ruler: Demetrios II, Second Reign 129-125/4 B.C.

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 12, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 50-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour