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Obol of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III

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Obverse: Diadmed head of Antiochos III to right. Reverse: Horse's head. Inscription in Greek. Ruler: Antiochos III, 223-186 B.C. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, 1913, p. 410, no. 1693, as Achaeus, 217 B.C.); by 1962: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (E. Gans List 28, 1962, no. 6660); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 215–209 B.C.

Mint

Ekbatana (Media), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 271.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.69 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.289

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins