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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)

Provenance

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.

Mint

Sardis (Lydia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

62.975

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins