Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VI

Greek
Hellenistic Period
143–142 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2177.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.70 gm.

Accession Number

35.210

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos VI to right, wearing diadem, one end hanging downwards, the other on neck, crown of six rays.
Fillet border.
Reverse: The Dioskouroi on galloping horses left, each with pointed hat surmounted by star of six rays, chlamys flying in wind, and couched spear in right; border of lotus flowers, wheat ears and ivy leaves, tied below.
Inscriptions in Greek above, to the right, and below.

Credit Line

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