Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Alexander I Balas
Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Susa (Persia)
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 282.
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.63 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Diademed bust of Alexander I Balas to right.
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 at left and right.
(note that the monogram in the exergue is not correctly shown in the scan. The P should be attached to the right side of the M)
By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 25, November 17, 1962, lot 476); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., May 8, 1963
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour