Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Antiochos VIII

Greek
Hellenistic Period
108–96 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.99 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1974.178

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed bust of Antiochos VIII to right.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Within laurel wreath, Zeus Nikephoros seated left, scepter in left hand.
Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, monograms at left and below throne.

Provenance

By 1973: with Fritz Burki, Am Luchsgraben 61, 8051 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Fritz Burki (Robert E. Hecht acting as agent), April 10, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour