Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Seleukos IV

Greek
Hellenistic Period
187–175 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Sardis (Lydia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 273.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 16.75 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

55.381

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Seleukos IV to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Apollo seated to the left, on a draped omphalos, bow in left hand
and arrow(s) in right.
Monogram at right. Ground line.
Inscription in left and right fields.

Provenance

By 1955: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans Mail Bid Sale, May 4, 1955, no.154); purchased by MFA from Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, June 9, 1955, for $ 50.25

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour