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Tetradrachm of Babylon with seated Baal, struck under Archon (?)

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Obverse: Baal seated left holds sceptre in right hand. In field left: M. Reverse: Lion walking left on ground line, monogram above. Below: H. (see media screen for monogram)


By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 24, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 25, November 17, 1962, lot 477); by 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 323–321 B.C.


Babylon, Babylonia (Satraps)


Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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