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Tetradrachm: CM.MC.5893-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mint: Athens




The magistrate responsible for striking this coin is Antiochus IV, who lived in Athens before becoming the King of Syria in 175 BC.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1906-11-22) by McClean, J. R.


Circa -400 - Circa -300

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 23.5 mm Weight 17.12 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Head of Athene, right, helmet, wreath, hair, round earring; eye not treated in the archaic style.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Owl, right, head facing; to left, above, two-leaf olive spray, with berry and crescent, horns inward; incuse square.

  • Text: A ? E
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.MC.5893-R
Primary reference Number: 233190
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 September 2019 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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