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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Demetrios III

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Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios III to right. Cable (?) border. Reverse: Veiled, polymastic statue of Demeter or Atargatis, standing facing on short ground line, ears of barley on shoulders and in left hand. Inscription in Greek at left, right and below. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By 1954: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Mail Bid Sale, March 9, 1954, no. 386); April 8, 1954: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 150.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 91–90 B.C.

Mint

Damaskos, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 293.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.32 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

54.142

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins