Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos II

Hellenistic Period
256–246 B.C.

Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2155.


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Antiochos II to right, wearing diadem, one end hanging downwards, the other fluttering upwards.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Apollo seated to left on an omphalos covered in a network of fillets holding two arrows downwards in raised right hand and left hand resting on bow.
At sides, inscription in Greek. In left and right fields, monogram.
In field above shoulder: Greek letter.


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. 1298); June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund