Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 151–150 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 277.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 34.14 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.229

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios I to right.
Cable border.
Reverse: Tyche seated to left, on throne supported by winged female monster, holding scepter and double cornucopia.
Inscription in left and right fields; monogram at left.
Date (year 162 = 151 to 150 B.C.) in Greek in exergue.

Dates of Demetrios I are 162 to 150 B.C.

Provenance

Said to have been found in Syria; by 1960: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; April 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 6,500.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour