Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Demetrios II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
145/4 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.53 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1999.22

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed bust of Demetrios II to right.
Reverse: Apollo seated left on omphalos, arrow in right hand, bow in left.
In field left, palm branch.
Inscriptions in Greek around, at left, between legs, and in the exergue.

Greek letters in the exergue indicate year 168 of the Seleucid rule.

Provenance

By 1982: Arthur Houghton Collection; by date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 24, 1999

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour