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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Seleukos IV

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Obverse: Head of Seleukos IV to right, diademed; fillet border. Reverse: Apollo, seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand bow in left, resting on ground. Drapery over right thigh and omphalos. In margin, left, palm and wreath, In exergue, monogram. Inscription in Greek to right. See...

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Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1009); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 187–175 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2162.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.60 gm.

Accession Number

35.118

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins