Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with jugate busts of Kleopatra Thea and Antiochos VIII

Hellenistic Period
122–121 B.C.

Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Damaskos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2183.


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.49 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Jugate busts of Kleopatra Thea and Antiochos VIII; former with hair on forehead and cheek in corkscrew curls, diadem, stephane, veil, pendent earring and necklace; latter with diadem and chlamys.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Zeus Olympios seated left on throne without back; on extended right, Nike to right, crowning him with wreath; raised left hand on upright scepter; laureate; hair rolled; upper body nude, lower covered with himation; right leg drawn back.
Monograms below throne and in field at left.
Inscriptions in Greek in right and left fields and in exergue.


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund