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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos V

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Obverse: Head of Antiochos V to right, diademed. Fillet border. Reverse: Zeus clad in himation below the waist, seated left on throne, holding on right hand Nike who crowns the King's name. Left hand resting on sceptre. Monogram to left. Inscription in Greek to left and right. See media...

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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 1053); 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, 164–162 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2166.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.10 gm.

Accession Number

35.139

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins