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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with horned head of horse, struck under Seleukos I

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Obverse: Horned head of bridled horse right. Reverse: Elephant walking right; above, star; below, anchor. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: with Giessener Münzhandlung Dieter Gorny GmbH, Maximiliansplatz 20, D-80333 Munich (auction 82, April 29, 1997, lot 148); purchased at auction 82 on behalf of MFA by Leu Numismatik AG, In Gassen 20, 8001 Zurich; June 25, 1997: purchased by MFA from Leu Numismatik AG

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 281 B.C.


Pergamon (Mysia), Syria (Kingdom)


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 16.91 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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