SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Alexander I Balas.
|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1035. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
152-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.81 g, 12h). Susa mint. Struck circa 150-147 BC. Diademed head right / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU
, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; monogram to outer left and in exergue. Le Rider, Suse
-; SNG Spaer -; Houghton 1079 = Mørkholm, "A Greek Coin Hoard from Susiana," Acta Archaeologica
XXXVI (1965), 105 (this coin). Good VF, dark iridescent toning, small die flaw on obverse, light scuff and die break on reverse. High relief portrait. Rare. ($500)From the Arthur Houghton Collection, 1076. Ex Susiana 1958-1959 hoard (IGCH 1805).