Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III

Hellenistic Period
about 209–205 B.C.

Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Ekbatana (Media)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 272.


Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos III to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Apollo seated to left, on a draped omphalos, an arrow in the right hand and a bow in the lowered left. Ground line.
Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, downwards, and in exergue.
Posssibly a Greek sigma in the field at the left.
Border of dots.

Ruler: Antiochos III (223-186 B.C.)


By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 13, no. 93); 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 70- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour