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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2625
People
Demetrios II of Syria Nikator, Greek (r. 146-141 BCE;129-126/5 BCE)
Title
Tetradrachm of Demetrios II
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
129 BCE-125 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Tyre (Phoenicia)
Period
Seleucid period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/148903
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
14.01 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
tetradrachm
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
SC II 2195.5, Tyre 179
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.2625
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios II r., beardless, dotted border.
Rev.: BASILEWS curving r., DEMETRIOY curving l., eagle standing l. on ship's ram, palm branch under far wing, dotted border. Mintmarks above club, control between eagle's legs.

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