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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with busts of Alexander I Balas and Kleopatra Thea

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Obverse: Jugate busts to right, of Alexander I Balas (diademed) and Kleopatra Thea (as Tyche). Cornucopia and A behind. Reverse: Zeus enthroned to left, holding scepter-staff in left hand, Nike with thunderbolt on extended right hand. Ground line. Inscriptions in Greek at left and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: H. L. Haughton Collection; by 1958: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Haughton Collection, April 30 and May 1, 1958, lot 210); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Haughton auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., June 5, 1958, for £ 558/10/0 (this is the total price for 58.504-58.514)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 150 B.C.

Mint

Seleukeia-in-Pieria, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 280.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.80 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.507

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins