Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
151–150 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2170.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.30 gm.

Accession Number

35.213

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demetrios I to right, wearing fillet with flying ends.
Laurel wreath border tied below.
Reverse: Tyche seated to left on throne without back, the leg of which is in the form of a winged Tritoness; in right hand, a short sceptre downwards, on left arm a large cornucopia with fruits; she wears girded chiton, himation and turreted headdress, and over her knees a mantle.
Inscriptions in Greek in field right and left and exergue. Monograms at left.
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Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)