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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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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.


Antioch, Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.63 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins