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Coin of Kingdom of Syria with head of Apollo, struck under Demetrios II

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Obverse: Laureate head right of Apollo, hair in formal curls. Reverse: Tripod - lebes, bound with fillet. Inscriptions in Greek at left, in exergue and around. (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.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9 ,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 146–138 B.C.

Mint

Sidon (Phoenicia), Syria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.58 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.804

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins