Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos V

Greek
Hellenistic Period
164–162 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2166.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.10 gm.

Accession Number

35.139

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos V to right, diademed.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Zeus clad in himation below the waist, seated left on throne, holding on right hand Nike who crowns the King’s name. Left hand resting on sceptre.
Monogram at left. Inscription in Greek at right, left, and below.

Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1053); 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)