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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Antiochos VIII

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Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right, cable border. Reverse: Conical shrine on garlanded base, eagle between two baetyls. Monograms to left. Inscription in Greek in right and left fields, downwards. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and monograms)

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 3020); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 3182); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2634); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 121–96 B.C.

Mint

Tarsos (Cilicia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 290.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.71 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1046

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins