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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos I

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Obverse: Head of Antiochos to right, in diadem, one end hanging downwards, other fluttering upwards; border of dots. Reverse: Apollo seated left on omphalos covered with network of fillets, holding two arrows downwards in raised right hand; nude; hair in knot at back with separate long locks;...

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By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1295); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 281–261 B.C.


Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2149.


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins