Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios I

Hellenistic Period
162–156 B.C.

Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2168.


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.71 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 and at left, a monogram.

Note in the entry for this coin in the Brett catalogue (no. 2168) the monogram is turned to read like an M rather than an E.

Credit Line

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