Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VIII

Greek
Hellenistic Period
117–115 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Ake-Ptolemais (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2184.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.32 gm.

Accession Number

04.1175

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos VIII to right, in diadem, ends hanging downwards.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Zeus Ouranios standing facing on ground line, head and right leg to left; on outstretched right hand, eight-pointed star; raised left hand on lotus-tipped scepter; hair long on neck; upper body nude, himation over lower body and left shoulder; on head, crescent, horns upward.
Inscriptions in Greek in right and left fields.
Laurel-wreath border tied below.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1304); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund