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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Herakles, struck under Philetairos of Pergamon in the name of Seleukos I

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Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin. Border of dots. Reverse: Zeus seated to left, holding eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in raised left. In field at left, helmeted head of Athena. Crescent below throne. Inscription in Greek at right, downwards, and below. ...

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By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 12, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 175-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 269–268 B.C.


Pergamon (Mysia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 263.


Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.85 gm. Die Axis: 10

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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