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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsos (Cilicia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

54.567

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins