Stater of Kingdom of Syria with head of Zeus, struck under Seleukos I

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 298–280 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Susa (Persia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 262.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 16.84 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

62.930

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Elephant standing to right. Ground line. In field above, spearhead.
In exergue, A.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By 1962: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S. W. 1; October 10, 1962: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for $ 750-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour