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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Zeus, struck under Antiochos IV

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Obverse: Head of Zeus Olympios, laureate facing right. Fillet border. Reverse: Zeus wearing himation seated on throne, facing left, and holding in right hand: Nike crowning him. Inscription in Greek to left, right, and in exergue. See media screen for inscriptions.


By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 1048) by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoe Wilbour, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 166 B.C.


Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2165.


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.70 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins