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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VIII

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Obverse: Head of Antiochos VIII to right, in diadem, ends hanging downwards; fillet border. Reverse: Zeus Ouranios standing facing, head and right leg left; on outstretched right, eight-pointed star; raised left on lotus-tipped scepter; hair long on neck; upper body nude, himation over lower...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1304); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 117–115 B.C.

Mint

Ake-Ptolemais (Phoenicia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2184.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.32 gm.

Accession Number

04.1175

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins