Obol of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III
about 215–209 B.C.
Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Ekbatana (Media)
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 271.
Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.69 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Diadmed head of Antiochos III to right.
Reverse: Horse’s head.
Ruler: Antiochos III, 223-186 B.C.
By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, 1913, p. 410, no. 1693, as Achaeus, 217 B.C.); by 1962: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (E. Gans List 28, 1962, no. 6660); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour