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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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Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 121–113 B.C.


Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2185.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.71 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins