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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Antiochos VIII

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Obverse: Diademed bust of Antiochos VIII to right. Fillet border. Reverse: Within laurel wreath, Zeus Nikephoros seated left, scepter in left hand. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, monograms at left and below throne. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1973: with Fritz Burki, Am Luchsgraben 61, 8051 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Fritz Burki (Robert E. Hecht acting as agent), April 10, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 108–96 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.99 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1974.178

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins