Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with horned head of horse, struck under Seleukos I

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 281 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Pergamon (Mysia)

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 16.91 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1997.91

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horned head of bridled horse right.
Reverse: Elephant walking right/
Above, star; below, anchor.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Giessener Münzhandlung Dieter Gorny GmbH, Maximiliansplatz 20, D-80333 Munich (auction 82, April 29, 1997, lot 148); purchased at auction 82 on behalf of MFA by Leu Numismatik AG, In Gassen 20, 8001 Zurich; June 25, 1997: purchased by MFA from Leu Numismatik AG

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour