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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Alexander I Balas

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Obverse: Diademed bust of Alexander I, Balas, to right. Cable border. Reverse: Apollo seated to left on draped omphalos, bow in lowered left hand, arrow in right. Ground line. Monograms at left and in exergue. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, downwards. (see media screen for...

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By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; November 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 210-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Uncertain, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 281.


Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 16.47 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins