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Stater of Kingdom of Syria with head of Athena, struck under Seleukos I

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet with serpent on the bowl, necklace, and earring. Reverse: Nike in long chiton standing to left, holding wreath in raised right hand and stylis in left. At lower left and right, monograms. Inscription in Greek at left and...

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By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, vol. I, 1913, no. 1650: as from the Allatini Collection sale, no. 246); by 1954: with Adolph Hess A.G., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 14, 1954, lot 180); purchased by MFA at the auction for $ 700.50 and accessioned May 13, 1954

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 294–280 B.C.


Tarsos (Cilicia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 257.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.59 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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