Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Alexander I Balas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
150–145 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2173.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.1173

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Alexander I Balas to right, in diadem, with ends hanging downward.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne without back, left hand rasied on sceptre, right hand holding a Nike crowning him; over his knees is a mantle.
Inscriptions in Greek at right, left, and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1302); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund