Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
145–144 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.49 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1980.33

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios II to right, within laurel wreath.
Reverse: Apollo seated left on omphalos, arrow in right hand, left hand on bow.
Inscriptions in Greek in left and right fields, downwards, and in exergue.
Monograms at left and between Apollo’s legs.

Provenance

By 1979: with Numismatic Fine Arts Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California (Numismatic Fine Arts auction 6, February 27-28, 1979, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, lot 380); by 1980: with Fritz Bürki, 76 Thurgauerstrasse, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Fritz Bürki, February 20, 1960

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour