Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VII

Greek
Hellenistic Period
138–129 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 287.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 16.33 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.116

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VII to right.
Cable border.
Reverse: Athena, helmeted and in long chiton, stands on ground line looking left, holding Nike in right hand, spear in left, shield with Medusa head at her left side.
In field at left and right: inscriptions in Greek. Two monograms at left.
Laurel wreath around.

Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour