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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
122–121 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Damaskos

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.49 gm.

Accession Number

04.1174

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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