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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Seleukos IV

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Obverse: Diademed head of Seleukos IV to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Apollo seated to the left, on a draped omphalos, bow in left hand and arrow(s) in right. Monogram at right. Ground line. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and...

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Provenance

By 1955: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans Mail Bid Sale, May 4, 1955, no.154); purchased by MFA from Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, June 9, 1955, for $ 50.25

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Sardis (Lydia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 273.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 16.75 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

55.381

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins