Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Antiochos IV, struck under Antiochos VI

Hellenistic Period
146–145 B.C.

Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 284.


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Diademed bust of Antiochos IV (died 164) to right.
Cable border.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left, holding scepter in left hand, Nike with raised wreath on extended right. Ground line.
Inscriptions in Greek in left and right fields, and in exergue.


By 1912: with Brüder Egger, Opernring 7, Vienna 1 (auction of the Fenerly Bey and other collections, Egger auction 41, November 18ff., 1912, lot 712); by 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1216); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, no. 3154); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2612); by date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; November 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 140-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour