Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Demetrios II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
144–143 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Tyre (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2175.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.85 gm.

Accession Number

35.138

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Demetrios II right, in diadem, ends hanging downwards; chlamys.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Eagle lwith closed wings standing left on prow of galley; over shoulder palm. Monograms above club and at right. Inscriptions in Greek at left and right.
Beaded border.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)