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Drachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Alexander I Balas

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Obverse: Diademed bust of Alexander I Balas to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Apollo seated on omphalos to left, holds arrow in right hand, bow in left. Ground line. Monogram in exergue. Inscriptions in Greek in left and right fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and monogram)

Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 152–144 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 283.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.98 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.112

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins