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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head of Alexander I Balas

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Obverse: Filleted head of Alexander Balas to right. Reverse: Zeus seated left, scepter in left hand. On right hand Nike with wreath reaches out to crown Zeus. Inscription in Greek at left and right.

Provenance

By 1970: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG, April 8, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Seleukeia-in-Pieria, Syria (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 16.59 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

1970.265

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins