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Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios I

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Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios I to right. Cable border. Reverse: Tyche seated to left, on throne supported by winged female monster, holding scepter and double cornucopia. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields; monogram at left. Date (year 162 = 151 to 150 B.C.) in Greek in...

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Said to have been found in Syria; by 1960: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; April 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 6,500.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 151–150 B.C.


Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 277.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 34.14 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins