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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VII

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Obverse: Head of Antiochos VII to right, in diadem, ends hanging downwards; fillet border. Reverse: Athena standing facing, head left, in crested Corinthian helmet and girdled chiton with overfall; on extended right hand, Nike to left, with wreath; lowered left hand on round shield with...

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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 1292); 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, 139/8–129 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2178.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.52 gm.

Accession Number

35.130

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins