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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. Ground...

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Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 889); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

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

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2154.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.02 gm.

Accession Number

35.158

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins