Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Tryphon

Greek
Hellenistic Period
142–139 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 285.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.09 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

54.98

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Tryphon to right.
Cable border.
Reverse: Spiked enriched Macedonian helmet to left, with cheek-pieces, ornamented in front with ibex-horn and bound with laurel and diadem. Wreath around.
Inscription in left and right fields, downwards, within the wreath.
Monogram at lower left.

Provenance

By 1912: with Brüder Egger, Opernring 7, Vienna I, Austria (Brüder Egger auction 41, November 18f., 1912, lot 716); by date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (vol. 3: Suite des Monnaies Grecques, 1924, no. 2353); by 1954: with Jacob Hirsch, 30 West 54th Street, New York; March 11, 1954: purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch for $ 850.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour