Silver Tetradrachm

Greek Mint: Struck at Ace-Ptolemais, Greek, Hellenistic, Asia Minor

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125 BCE

Silver

Overall: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)

Weight: 15.9 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Class of 1962

990.24.27101

Geography/Culture

Asia, West Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Syria

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Veiled diademed head of Cleopatra right, in front of , but rear of young diademed head of Antiochus VIII right with separated curls; Dotted border (uncentred) Reverse: Himated Zeus seated on throne left; sceptre in left hand; Nike in extended right hand; *B*A**I**I**H**/ KEOATPA vertically downwards, right of Zeus; KAI BAIE [A]NTIOXOY EN, vertically downwards, interrupted by arm of Zeus, to left; with superimposed in exergue.

Course History

CLST 17, HIST 94, Roman History: The Republic, Roberta Stewart, Winter 2019

Exhibition History

Ancient Profiles: Sculpture, Prints, and Coins from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 1, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1-December 17, 1997.

Provenance

Virginia Williamson; given to present collection, 1990.

Catalogue Raisonne

Kraay no. 760, p. 375; Head, p. 677

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