Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos IX

Hellenistic Period
114–95 B.C.

Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Tarsos (Cilicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 291.


Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.58 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos IX to right.
Cable border.
Reverse: Conical shrine on garlanded base, eagle on top, Sandan on horned lion to right within, between two baetyls.
Two monograms at left. Inscription around.


By 1925: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 4, October 1ff., 1935, lot 886); by date unknown: H. L. Haughton Collection; by 1958: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Haughton Collection, April 30 and May 1, 1958, lot 256); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Haughton auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., June 5, 1958, for £ 558/10/0 (this is the total price for 58.504-58.514)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour