Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I “Balas”


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Antiochia on the Orontes 147-146 BC. AR tetradrachm, 16.61 gr., 29 mm.

Obv: diademed head of Alexander I to the right.

Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟY; Zeus seated to the left, holding Nike and long sceptre; in inner left field, monogram of Herakl(eios?); in exergue: ςΞP (date = SE 166 = 147/6 BC) and monogram HΓ.

Ref: SC 1784.6e. Ex Kleinkunst Collection.

Lightly toned and with a beautiful portrait. Nearly extremely fine.