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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Alexander II

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Obverse: Diademed head of Alexander II to right. Cable border. Reverse: Zeus enthroned to left, holding in right hand Nike bearing a wreath, and in left, scepter-staff. Ground line. Inscription in Greek at left and below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, Paris, 1913, no. 1739); by 1954: with Jacob Hirsch, 30 West 54th Street, New York; March 11, 1954: purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch for $ 425.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 128–123 B.C.


Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 289.


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins