Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VIII
Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2185.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.71 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Antiochos VIII to right, in diadem, ends hanging downwards.
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.
All within laurel-wreath border tied below.
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)