Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
281–261 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2149.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm.

Accession Number

04.1169

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos to right, in diadem, one end hanging downwards, other fluttering upwards.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Apollo seated left on omphalos covered with network of fillets, holding two arrows downwards in raised right hand; nude; hair in knot at back with separate long locks; chlamys over right thigh and on omphalos; drawn-back left arm resting on slanting bow, strung inwards; right leg drawn back.
Monograms at left and right
Inscription in Greek at right and left.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1295); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund