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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios I

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Obverse: Head of Demetrios I to right, wearing fillet with flying ends. Laurel wreath border tied below. Reverse: Tyche seated to left on throne without back, the leg of which is in the form of a winged Tritoness; in right hand, a short sceptre downwards, on left arm a large cornucopia with...

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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. 1301); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 162–151 B.C.

Mint

Tyre (Phoenicia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2167.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.78 gm.

Accession Number

04.1172

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins