Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VIII

Greek
Hellenistic Period
121–113 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2186.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.60 gm.

Accession Number

30.49

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, head and right leg left; on outstretched right, eight-pointed star; raised left 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.
Ground line; laurel-wreath border tied below.

Provenance

Object to be labled H. E. Bolles Fund.
Total purchase price for 30.48-30.65 = $ 1,042.20

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund