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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios I

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Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios I to right. Cable border. Reverse: Tyche seated to left, on throne supported by a winged female monster, holding scepter and cornucopia. Monograms at left. Inscription in Greek to left and right. Inscription in Greek in exergue (for year 162 = 151 to...

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Provenance

By 1960: with Dr. Herbert A. Cahn, Basel; gift of Dr. Herbert A. Cahn to MFA, April 14, 1960

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Herbert A. Cahn, Basel

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 151–150 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 278.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.10 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

60.230

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins