Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Diadumenian
Mint: Syria, Antioch; Findspot: Upper Galilee, Gush Halav
Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 13.29 gm. Die Axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle stands on leg and thigh, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.
One of a hoard of coins found in a pottery jar at Gush Halav in Upper Galilee and acquired by Major H. Ophir in Nazareth in 1948; by 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; November 10, 1970: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour