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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2603
People
Alexander I Balas, Greek (r. 150-145 BCE)
Title
Hemidrachm of Alexander I Balas
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
150 BCE-145 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Antioch (Syria)
Period
Hellenistic period, Middle
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/147284
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
1.87 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
hemidrachm
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
SC II 1786
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.2603
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Radiate and diademed head of Alexander I r., diadem ends falling straight behind, dotted border.
Rev.: BASILEWS on r., ALEXANDROY on l., Apollo standing l., testing arrow and resting hand on grounded bow

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