Tetradrachm of Syros with head of Demeter

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 200 B.C.


Mint: Syros (Aegean Islands)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1986.246

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Wreathed head of Demeter right, wearing triple-pendant earring.
Reverse: Within laurel wreath, the two Kabeiri (Dioskouroi) stand facing, spears in outer hands, inner hands lowered. Star above each head.
At right: monogram.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1985: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., June 25, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour