Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III

Greek
Hellenistic Period
223–213 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2158.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.87 gm.

Accession Number

35.131

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos III in diadem; ends hanging downwards.
Fillet border (off flan).
Reverse: Apollo seated left on draped omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left leaning on ground.
Inscription in Greek to right and left, downwards; monogram at left.

Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 974); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)