Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VII

Greek
Hellenistic Period
131–130 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Tyre (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 286.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 16.73 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

62.654

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VII to right.
Cable border.
Reverse: Armed Athena stands looking to left, holding Nike in her right hand, spear and shield with Gorgoneion in her left.
Club in field at left, with monogram above. Ground line.
Inscriptions in Greek in field at left, at right, and in exergue.
Laurel wreath around.

Ruler: Antiochos VII, 138-129 B.C.

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 45- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour