Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VII

Greek
Hellenistic Period
134–133 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Damaskos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2179.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.50 gm.

Accession Number

13.388

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antiochos VII to right, in diadem, ends hanging downwards.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Athena standing facing, head left, in crested Corinthian helmet and girdled chiton with overfall; on extended right hand, Nike to left, with wreath; lowered left hand on round shield with Gorgoneion, slanting left.
Inscriptions in Greek to left, right and in exergue.
Ground line; laurel-wreath border tied below; monogram in lower left.

Provenance

By 1912: with Brüder Egger, Opernring 7, Vienna 1, Austria (Egger auction 41, November 18ff., 1912, lot 723;
Bought of Henry Chapman for $100.34 (this is the total price for MFA 13.386-13.390)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund