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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with heads of Demetrios I and Laodike

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Obverse: Jugate heads, to right, of Demetrios I and Laodike, the former diademed and the latter wearing a stephane. Cable border. Reverse: Tyche seated to left, on throne supported by winged female monster, holding scepter and cornucopia. Ground line. Palm branch at left. Monogram at left. ...

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By date unknown: Baron Dayet Collection; by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Hall Collection, part 1, July 19-21, 1950, lot 184); 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 and May 1, 1958, lot 204); 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)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 162–150 B.C.


Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 276.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.36 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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