Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VIII

Greek
Hellenistic Period
125–96 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.59 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.501

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right.
Reverse: Zeus Ouranios standing, head left, holds sceptre in left hand, star in right.
Crescent above head. Letter below star.
Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, downwards.

Provenance

By 1964: with Berdj H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Berdj H. Kazandjian, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour