Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Alexander I Balas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
150–145 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 281.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 16.47 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.976

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed bust of Alexander I, Balas, to right.
Cable border.
Reverse: Apollo seated to left on draped omphalos, bow in lowered left hand, arrow in right. Ground line. Monograms at left and in exergue.
Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, downwards.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; November 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 210-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour