Co 213 (Middle Hellenistic bronze coin of Alexander I Balas from Syrian Antioch) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
BMCSeleucidSyria, 55, p. 56, pl. XVI:12
Description
Obverse struck ca. 15% off center to lower right
Preservation comment
Wear: F+/F. Slight, extensive pitting and scratching on both faces; small area of thin bronze disease on reverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 16, no. 71 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Late Hellenic and Hellenistic“)
Axis (1-12
12
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
19.0
Numismatic Mint
Antioch on the Orontes
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
5.4
Obverse Description
Laureate, bearded head of Zeus to right
Reverse Description
Athena standing to left, leaning on shield and spear, holds owl in extended right arm; traces of border(?)
Reverse Inscription
ΒΑΣΙΛΕⲰΣ | [ΑΛ]ΕΞ[ΑΝΡΟΥ . . .] (more legend off flan to left)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Zeus/Jupiter (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 213 (Middle Hellenistic bronze coin of Alexander I Balas from Syrian Antioch).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0213>