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Stater of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos I

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Obverse: Head of Antiochos I, profile to right, wearing diadem with flying ends. Reverse: Apollo seated on a netted omphalos to left, holding an arrow in his right and bow, upright, in left. Inscription in Greek, See media screen for Greek inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Montagu 692); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 281–261 B.C.

Mint

Baktra (Baktria), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2151.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.44 gm.

Accession Number

97.431

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins