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bgr_287720 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Hemidrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Hemidrachme AU/XF
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 151-149 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,92 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier. Très beau portrait d’Alexandre Ier, légèrement décentré. Joli revers de style fin, à l’usure régulière. Patine grise superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête radiée d’Alexandre Ier à droite ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon nu debout à gauche appuyé de la main droite sur son arc et tenant une flèche de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : BA]SILEWS// ALEX-ANDROU// (PAD).
Reverse translation : (du roi Alexandre).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ALEXANDRE I BALAS

(150-145 BC)

Alexander I Balas, who claimed to be the son of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (175-164 AC). Succeeded Demetrius I Soter, who was killed on the battlefield. He married Cleopatra Thea. With the help of Attalus II of Pergamum (160-139 AC.) And Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145 AC.), He managed to keep five years in Syria before being overthrown and murdered. This is Demetrius II, who succeeded him.

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