Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
Before 141 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2174.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 15.75 gm.

Accession Number

35.113

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demetrios II right, in diadem, ends hanging downward.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Tyche seated left on throne supported by winged Tritoness, holding sceptre in right hand and cornucopia in left.
Inscription in Greek to right and left. In exergue, a monogram.

Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1184); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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