Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
261–246 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 265.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

62.650

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos I to right.
Reverse: Apollo seated to left on draped omphalos, holding arrow in right hand, bow in lowered left. Ground line below.
Monograms at left and right.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.

Struck under Antiochos II, 261-246 B.C.

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 250- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour