Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
151–150 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 278.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.10 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

60.230

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios I to right.
Cable border.
Reverse: Tyche seated to left, on throne supported by a winged female monster, holding scepter and cornucopia.
Monograms at left. Inscription to left and right.
Inscription in exergue (for year 162 = 151 to 150 B.C.).

Dates of Demetrios I are 162 to 150 B.C.

Provenance

By 1960: with Dr. Herbert A. Cahn, Basel; gift of Dr. Herbert A. Cahn to MFA, April 14, 1960

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Herbert A. Cahn, Basel