Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
197–187 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Tyre (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2161.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number

35.216

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos III to right, diademed.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Apollo, seated left on draped omphalos, holding bow and arrow. .
Inscription in Greek at right and left. Monograms at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2948; by 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 952; by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: anonymous gift to MFA

Credit Line

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