Stater of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
261–256 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Baktra (Baktria)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2152.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.43 gm.

Accession Number

04.1170

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos II to right, wearing diadem, one end hanging downwards, the other fluttering upwards.
Reverse: Apollo seated to left on an omphalos covered in a network of fillets holding two arrows downwards in raised right hand and left hand resting on bow.
At left, an eight-pointed star and lyre upright.
At sides, inscription in Greek In left field, a monogram.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund