Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Demetrios II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
129–128 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Tyre (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2180.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.05 gm.

Accession Number

35.161

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Demetrios II to right, in diadem, ends hanging downwards, and chlamys.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Eagle with closed wings, left, standing on prow of galley; over shoulder, palm.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.
Monograms at left and right.

Credit Line

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