Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
162–150 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 275.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.92 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

60.516

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios I to right.
Chain-wreath around.
Slightly doublestruck.
Reverse: Tyche seated to left, on throne supported by winged female monster, holding scepter in right hand and cornucopia in left. Ground line.
Monogram at left. Inscription in left and right fields.

Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1080); by 1960: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Mail Bid Sale 16, April 19, 1960, lot 413); May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans for $ 715.00 (this is the total price for 60.515-60.517)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour