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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)


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.


Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins