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Drachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Alexander I Balas

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Obverse: Filleted head of Alexander I Balas to right. Reverse: Apollo seated on omphalos left with arrow in right hand, bow in left. Greek inscription at left and right. Monogram in exergue. (see media screen for monogram and inscription)

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 150–145 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.35 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.968

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins