Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
91–90 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Damaskos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 293.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.32 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

54.142

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios III to right.
Cable (?) border.
Reverse: Veiled, polymastic statue of Demeter or Atargatis, standing facing on short ground line, ears of barley on shoulders and in left hand.
Inscriptions at left, right and below.

Provenance

By 1954: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Mail Bid Sale, March 9, 1954, no. 386); April 8, 1954: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 150.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour