Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 265–261 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Magnesia-ad-Sipylum (Lydia) (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 264.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 16.93 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.41

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos I to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Herakles seated to left, on his lion’s skin, draped on rocks; in right hand, club, downwards. Ground line.
In exergue, two monograms. Inscription at left and right.

Ruler is Antiochos I (280-261 B.C.).

Provenance

By date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; February 12, 1959: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 100/-/-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour