Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios I
about 151–150 B.C.
Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 277.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 34.14 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios I to right.
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.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour