Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Seleukos III

Hellenistic Period
226/5–223 B.C.

Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 270.


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Diademed head of Seleukos III to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Apollo seated to left on draped omphalos, bow in left hand, arrow in extended right.
Monograms at left and right. Inscription around.


By date unknown: H. L. Haughton Collection; by 1958: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Haughton Collection, April 30-May 1, 1958, lot 163 [as ex Rev. Fane-Dickson Collection]); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Haughton auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., June 5, 1958, for
£ 558/10/0 (this is the total price for 58.504-58.514)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour