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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Philip I Philadelphos

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Obverse: Diademed head of Philip Philadelphos to right. Reverse: Zeus seated left, scepter in left hand, Nike on right hand. Inscriptions in Greek in left and right fields and below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, December 9, 1981

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 92–83 B.C.


Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 15.20 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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