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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos IX

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Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos IX to right. Cable border. Reverse: Conical shrine on garlanded base, eagle on top, Sandan on horned lion to right within, between two baetyls. Two monograms at left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for monograms and Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1925: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 4, October 1ff., 1935, lot 886); by date unknown: H. L. Haughton Collection; by 1958: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Haughton Collection, April 30 and May 1, 1958, lot 256); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Haughton auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., June 5, 1958, for £ 558/10/0 (this is the total price for 58.504-58.514)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 114–95 B.C.

Mint

Tarsos (Cilicia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 291.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.58 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.508

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins