Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Herakles, struck under Philetairos of Pergamon in the name of Seleukos I
about 269–268 B.C.
Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Pergamon (Mysia)
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 263.
Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.85 gm. Die Axis: 10
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left, holding eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in raised left. In field at left, helmeted head of Athena. Crescent below throne.
Inscription in Greek.
Tetradrachm of Syria, Seleucid Kings, during the reign of Antiochos I, struck by Philetairos of Pergamon, probably about 269 or 268 B.C.
By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 12, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 175-
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour