Alexander Balas tetradrachm obverse
Seleucid Kingdom
Alexander Balas, 152-145 BC
AR tetradrachm 16.7453 g, 30.1 mm
Antioch on the Orontes 150-146 BC
1. Houghton, Arthur, Catherine Lorber, and Oliver Hoover. 2008. Selucid Coins: A Comprehensive Catalog. Part II: Seleucus IV through Antiochus XIII. Page 219 #1781.1 and Plate 21 #1781.1h. New York: The American Numismatic Society.
2. Newell, Edward T. 1918. The Seleucid Mint of Antioch. Page 50 #165 and Plate VIII #165. New York: The American Numismatic Society.
Diademed head of Alexander Balas facing right, fillet border.
Zeus with chlamys draped over left shoulder and legs, seated facing left on throne. He holds a wreath-bearing Nike on his outstretched right hand and rests his left on a sceptre.