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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III

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Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos III to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Apollo seated to left, on a draped omphalos, an arrow in the right hand and a bow in the lowered left. Ground line. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, downwards, and in exergue. Posssibly...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 13, no. 93); 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 70- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 209–205 B.C.

Mint

Ekbatana (Media), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 272.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.653

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins