Alexander I Balas 150-146 B.C. AR Tetradrachm

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Alexander I Balas Seleukid King of Syria

Obverse: Diademed head
Reverse:  Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre

Diameter: 28mm

Alexander I Theopator Euergetes, surnamed Balas, was the ruler of the Greek Seleucid kingdom in 150/Summer 152 – August 145 BC. Alexander defeated Demetrius I Soter for the crown in 150 BC.

Material: Silver plated
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with printed description on insert.

1 review for Alexander I Balas 150-146 B.C. AR Tetradrachm

  1. Ariel (verified owner)

    Beautiful coin. And a splendid illustration of Seleucid royal propaganda. Because of rumors that he was actually not of royal, but of quite humble origin, Alexander calls himself “Theopatoros” “Divinely fathered”, and “Euergetes” “”the Benefactor”. Surely, with such credentials, no other mortal but him was better suited to be king. He was the first husband of the famous Cleopatra Thea.

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