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Drachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III

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Obverse: Head of Antiochos III to right, wearing a diadem; ends hanging downwards. Reverse: Indian elephant standing to right on a plain line. To right, monogram. Inscription in Greek, above and below. See media screen for inscriptions.

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 205–200 B.C.

Mint

Ekbatana (Media), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2160.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.09 gm.

Accession Number

01.5646

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins