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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Demetrios II

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Obverse: Bust of Demetrios II right, in diadem, ends hanging downwards; chlamys; border of dots. Reverse: Eagle left with closed wings standing on prow of galley; over shoulder palm. Monogram above. Beaded border. Inscription in Greek at left and right. See media screen for inscriptions and...

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Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 144–143 B.C.


Tyre (Phoenicia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2175.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.85 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins