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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Antiochus II Theos

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

261-246 BCE, Reign of Antiochus II Theos (261–246 BCE)

Artist:

Greek

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays a young Antiochus facing right and wearing a diadem, the ends of which flutter behind him.

On the back (reverse) the god Apollo is depicted nude, seated on an omphalos. He holds two arrows in his extended right hand, while his lowered left arm leans on a bow which slants against his seat. His hair is rolled at the nape of his neck with two loose locks reaching his shoulders.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Antiochus II Theos

Origin

Ancient Near East

Date

261 BCE–246 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXY

Dimensions

Diam. 2.8 cm; 16.96 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.726

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