Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Alexander I Balas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
150–145 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Seleukeia-in-Pieria

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 16.59 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

1970.265

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Filleted head of Alexander Balas to right.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, scepter in left hand. On right hand Nike with wreath reaches out to crown Zeus.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.

Provenance

By 1970: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG, April 8, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour