Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
256–246 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2155.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm.

Accession Number

08.355

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos II to right, wearing diadem, one end hanging downwards, the other fluttering upwards.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Apollo seated to left on an omphalos covered in a network of fillets holding two arrows downwards in raised right hand and left hand resting on bow.
At sides, inscription in Greek. In left and right fields, monogram.
In field above shoulder: Greek letter.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1298); June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund