Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Seleukos VI

Greek
Hellenistic Period
96–95 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2192.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 15.82 gm.

Accession Number

01.5648

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within a filleted border, head of Seleukos VI to right, bearded and wearing a diadem.
Reverse: Within a laurel wreath, Zeus enthroned to left, holding a Nike (turned towards him) in his right hand and a sceptre in his left hand.
Monograms under throne and at left. Greek letter under monogram at left.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund