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Distater of Kingdom of Syria with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Seleukos I

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Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing elephant-skin cap. Border of dots. Chopmark behind ear. Reverse: Nike standing to left, with stylis in left hand and wreath in outstretched right. At left, horned head of a horse to right. Below at left: Greek letters.

Provenance

By 1955: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5 King Street, St. James's, London; purchased by MFA for £ 500- from Spink & Son, Ltd., February 9, 1956

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 303–293 B.C.

Mint

Susa (Persia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 255.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 16.44 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

56.100

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins