Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Alexander II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
128–123 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 289.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

54.97

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Alexander II to right.
Cable border.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned to left, holding in right hand Nike bearing a wreath, and in left, scepter-staff. Ground line.
Inscriptions at left and below.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, Paris, 1913, no. 1739); by 1954: with Jacob Hirsch, 30 West 54th Street, New York; March 11, 1954: purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch for $ 425.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour