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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with head 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 at left and right. (see media screen for monograms and Greek...

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By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 25, November 17, 1962, lot 476); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., May 8, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Susa (Persia), Syria (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 282.


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.63 gm. Die Axis: 7

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins