Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VIII

Greek
Hellenistic Period
116/115 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 13.89 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1984.818

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt (?), palm behind.
At left, dove.
Greek letters at left and right. Monogram below.
Year 193 indicated by the letters at the right.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule to MFA, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule