Tetradrachm of Babylon with seated Baal, struck under Archon (?)

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
323–321 B.C.


Mint: Babylonia (Satraps), Babylon

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.493

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Baal seated left holds sceptre in right hand.
In field left: Greek letter.
Reverse: Lion walking left on ground line.
Monogram above.
Below: Greek letter.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 24, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 25, November 17, 1962, lot 477); by 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour