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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos IV

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Obverse: Head of Antiochos to right wearing fillet with flying ends. Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne, uprights of throne topped with triangles, sceptre in raised left hand, on right hand. a Nike crowning him; about his loins a mantle. Inscription in Greek to left and right,...

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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 1040); 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, 169–167 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2164.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.65 gm.

Accession Number

35.129

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins