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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)


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.


Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins