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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Seleukos II

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Obverse: Diademed head of Seleukos II to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Apollo, turning to left, leans left arm on tripod and holds arrow in the right hand. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, downwards. Monograms in left field. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and monograms)


By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; November 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 140-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 246–225 B.C.


Sardis (Lydia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 268.


Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins