Creator

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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Autonomous?

Mint

Demetrias (Damascus)

Province or Region

Syria

Date

95-84 BC

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

22

Weight

8.55g

Obverse Description

Head of Male, r., diademed

Reverse Description

Tyche sits on rock; holds cornucopia; right arm out; river god at feet. ΔΗΜΕΤΡΙΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΙΕΡΑΣ

Comments

The city of Damascus was briefly renamed “Demetrias” by the Seleucid king Demetrius III Philopator who rebuilt the city in a new “Hippodamian” (grid pattern) network of streets.

Publisher

Pepperdine University Libraries

Digital Collection

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land

Credit Line

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives

Document Type

Article

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