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. 2154.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.02 gm.

Accession Number

35.158

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.
Ground line.
At right and left: inscriptions in Greek monogram in field at left

Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 889); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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