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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos I, struck under Antiochos II

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Obverse: Diademed head to right, of elderly Antiochos I. Reverse: Apollo, wearing sandals, seated to left on omphalos, arrow in right hand, bow in left. Monograms in the exergue. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1973: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; May 9, 1973: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 261–250 B.C.

Mint

Sardis (Lydia), Syria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 17.05 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1973.216

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins