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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VIII

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Obverse: Head of Antiochos VIII right, diademed, within fillet border. Reverse: Zeus, clad in himation, seated left, holding Nike and sceptre.To (See medica screen for inscriptions in Greek.)

Provenance

By date unknown: F. Monroe Endicott Collection; gift of F. Monroe Endicott to MFA, November 1, 1934

Credit Line

Gift of F. Munroe Endicott

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 108–96 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2190.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.20 gm.

Accession Number

34.1290

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins