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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, wreath behind. Monogram above wreath (?). Border of dots. Reverse: Apollo seated to the left, on a draped omphalos, bow in left hand and arrow(s) in right. Ground line. Monogram in exergue. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for...

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Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2958); by 1925: with Naville & Cie (auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1017); by 1960: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (auction, April 1960, lot 409); purchased by MFA at the Numismatic Fine Arts auction for $ 715.00 (this is the total price for 60.515-60.517); accessioned by MFA, May 11, 1960

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Ake-Ptolemais (Phoenicia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 274.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.515

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins