Distater of Kingdom of Syria with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Seleukos I
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Susa (Persia)
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 255.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 16.44 gm. Die Axis: 2
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing elephant-skin cap.
Chopmark behind ear.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Nike standing to left, with stylis in left hand and wreath in outstretched right.
At left, horned head of a horse to right.
Below at left: inscription.
By 1955: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5 King Street, St. James's, London; purchased by MFA for £ 500- from Spink & Son, Ltd., February 9, 1956
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour