Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Seleukos I, struck under Antiochos I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 276–272 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Sardis (Lydia)

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 16.88 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1981.6

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, horned head of Seleukos I to right.
Reverse: Apollo seated left on omphalos, bow in right hand.
Monogram at left. Inscriptions in Greek in field and below.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California (auction 9, Plaza Hotel, New York City, December 10, 1980, lot 316); purchased at NFA auction by MFA; accessioned January 14, 1981

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour