User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III

Start collecting

Obverse: Head of Antiochos III in diadem; ends hanging downwards; fillet border (off flan). Reverse: Apollo seated left on draped omphalos, holding arrow in right hand and bow in left leaning on ground. Inscription in Greek to left and right, downwards; monogram at left. See media screen for...

Show Full Description


By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 974); 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, 223–213 B.C.


Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2158.


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.87 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins