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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos II

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Obverse: Head of Antiochos II to right, wearing diadem, one end hanging downwards, the other fluttering upwards. Border of dots. Reverse: Apollo seated to left on an omphalos covered in a network of fillets holding two arrows downwards in raised right hand and left hand resting on bow. At...

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Provenance

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. 1298); June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 256–246 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2155.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm.

Accession Number

08.355

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins