Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with heads of Demetrios I and Laodike
Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia)
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 276.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.36 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Jugate heads, to right, of Demetrios I and Laodike, the former diademed and the latter wearing a stephane.
Reverse: Tyche seated to left, on throne supported by winged female monster, holding scepter and cornucopia. Ground line. Palm branch at left.
Monogram at left. Inscription around and in exergue.
By date unknown: Baron Dayet Collection; by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Hall Collection, part 1, July 19-21, 1950, lot 184); by date unknown: H. L. Haughton Collection; by 1958: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Haughton Collection, April 30 and May 1, 1958, lot 204); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Haughton auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., June 5, 1958, for
£ 558/10/0 (this is the total price for 58.504-58.514)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour