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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VII

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Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VII to right. Cable border. Reverse: Athena, helmeted and in long chiton, stands looking left, holding Nike in right hand, spear in left, shield with Medusa head at her left side. Ground line; laurel wreath around. In field at left and right: inscriptions in...

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Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 138–129 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 287.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 16.33 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.116

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins