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Obol of Kingdom of Syria with head of Herakles, struck under Seleukos I

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Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, beardless, wearing lion's scalp; border of dots. Reverse: Zeus seated left on throne without back; on extended right hand, and eagle to right; raised left hand on scepter. At left, a monogram, partially obliterated; below throne, O; border of...

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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, Early Hellenistic Period, 311–303 B.C.


Ekbatana (Media), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2147.


Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.68 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins