Distater of Kingdom of Syria with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Seleukos I

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
303–293 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Susa (Persia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 255.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 16.44 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

56.100

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour