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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos I

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Obverse: Filleted head of Antiochos I to right. Reverse: Apollo seated on omphalos left with arrow in right hand, bow in left. In field left, griffin's head. Monogram in field at right. Inscription in Greek at left and right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 265–261 B.C.

Mint

Phokaia (Ionia), Syria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 17.02 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.967

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins