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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Pergamon (Mysia), Syria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1997.91

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins