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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Alexander I Balas

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Obverse: Head of Alexander I Balas to right, in diadem, with ends hanging downward; fillet border. Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne without back, left hand rasied on sceptre, right hand holding a Nike crowning him; over his knees is a mantle. Inscriptions in Greek to left, right and in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1302); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2173.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.1173

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins