Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VIII

Greek
Hellenistic Period
108–96 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2190.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.20 gm.

Accession Number

34.1290

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos VIII right, diademed, within fillet border.
Reverse: Zeus, clad in himation, seated left, holding Nike and sceptre.
Inscriptions in Greek at right and left.
Monogram above A at extreme left.

(Note the media screen reading of I and M at left has been replaced in Brett catalogue as a monogram above an A.)

Provenance

By date unknown: F. Monroe Endicott Collection; gift of F. Monroe Endicott to MFA, November 1, 1934

Credit Line

Gift of F. Munroe Endicott