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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)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Phokaia (Ionia), Syria (Kingdom)


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

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The Ancient World


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