Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos IV

Greek
Hellenistic Period
169–167 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2164.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.65 gm.

Accession Number

35.129

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos to right wearing fillet with flying ends.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne, uprights of throne topped with triangles, sceptre in raised left hand, on right hand. a Nike crowning him; about his loins a mantle.
Inscription in Greek at right and left, downwards.

Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1040); 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)