Obol of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 215–209 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Ekbatana (Media)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 271.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.69 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.289

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diadmed head of Antiochos III to right.
Reverse: Horse’s head.
Inscription around.

Ruler: Antiochos III, 223-186 B.C.

Provenance

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).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour