Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Zeus, struck under Antiochos IV

Greek
Hellenistic Period
166 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2165.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.70 gm.

Accession Number

35.133

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus Olympios, laureate facing right.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Zeus wearing himation seated on throne, facing left,
and holding in right hand: Nike crowning him.
Inscription in Greek to right, left, and in exergue.

Note that the Greek inscription on the left is incomplete.

Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1048) by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoe Wilbour, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)