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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Demetrios II

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

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 129–128 B.C.

Mint

Tyre (Phoenicia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2180.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.05 gm.

Accession Number

35.161

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins