Drachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Alexander I Balas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
150–145 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.35 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.968

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Filleted head of Alexander I Balas to right.
Reverse: Apollo seated on omphalos left with arrow in right hand, bow in left.
Greek inscription at left and right. Monogram in exergue.

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour