Seleukid Empire, Alexander I Balas.

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Description

Antioch o/t Orontes, 151-149 BC. AR drachm, 4.08 gr.

Obv: diademed head of Alexander Balas to the right.

Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ; Apollo Delphios seated to the left on omphalos, holding arrow and resting left hand upon bow set on ground; in exergue: monogram (date: SE 162-163 = 151-149 BC).

Ref: SC 1785.1a; SMA 178. Ex Tradart stock 1980’s, with certificate copy.

Beautiful patina. Extremely fine.