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Coin of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VI

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Obverse: Radiate head of Antiochos right, as Dionysos and with ivy-crown. Reverse: Elephant to left, holding torch in trunk. At right, cornucopia. Inscriptions in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; June 9,1965: collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 145–142 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 8.10 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.855

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins