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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III

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Obverse: Head of Antiochos III to right, diademed. Beaded border. Reverse: Apollo, seated left on draped omphalos, holding bow and arrow. To right monogram In margin right: monogram. Inscription in Greek to left. See media screen for monograms and inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2948; by 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 952; by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: anonymous gift to MFA

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 197–187 B.C.

Mint

Tyre (Phoenicia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2161.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number

35.216

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins