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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Seleukos III

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Obverse: Diademed head of Seleukos III to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Apollo seated to left on draped omphalos, bow in left hand, arrow in extended right. Monograms at left and right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for monograms and Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: H. L. Haughton Collection; by 1958: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Haughton Collection, April 30-May 1, 1958, lot 163 [as ex Rev. Fane-Dickson Collection]); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Haughton auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., June 5, 1958, for £ 558/10/0 (this is the total price for 58.504-58.514)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 226/5–223 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 270.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.505

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins