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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos III

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Series IV, about 205-200 B.C. Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos III to right, border of dots. Reverse: Elephant advancing right. Monograms at left and right; inscription in Greek above and below. (see media screen for monograms and Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1963: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 8, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 205–200 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.475

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins