Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios I

Hellenistic Period
162–151 B.C.

Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Tyre (Phoenicia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2167.


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.78 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Demetrios I to right, wearing fillet with flying ends.
Laurel wreath border tied below.
Reverse: Tyche seated to left on throne without back, the leg of which is in the form of a winged Tritoness; in right hand, a short sceptre downwards, on left arm a large cornucopia with fruits; she wears girded chiton, himation and turreted headdress, and over her knees a mantle.
Inscription in Greek at sides; monograms at left over a club and at right above bird’s wing.


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1301); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund