Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VIII

Hellenistic Period
121–113 B.C.

Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2185.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.71 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Antiochos VIII to right, in diadem, ends hanging downwards.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Zeus Ouranios standing facing, head and right leg to left; on outstretched right hand, eight-pointed star; raised left on lotus-tipped scepter; hair long on neck; upper body nude, himation over lower body and left shoulder; on head, crescent, horns upward.
Inscriptions in Greek in left and right fields, and below right hand in left margin.
In right field between scepter and inscription: N.
Ground line.
All within laurel-wreath border tied below.

Credit Line

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