Co 213 (Middle Hellenistic bronze coin of Alexander I Balas from Antioch) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Not after (date)
-147
Not before (date)
-149
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
BMCSeleucidSyria 55, p. 56, pl. XVI:12
Comparanda
SeleucidCoins II.1801
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 Authority
Alexander I Balas (Seleucid king, 152-145 BCE)
Numismatic Diameter (mm)
19.0
Numismatic Mint
Seleuceia Pieria
Numismatic Weight (g)
5.4
Obverse Description
Laureate, bearded head of Zeus to right; within dotted border
Reverse Description
Athena standing to left, leaning on shield and spear, holds owl in extended right arm
Reverse Inscription
ΒΑΣΙΛΕⲰΣ | [ΑΛ]ΕΞ[ΑΝΡΟΥ . . .]
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Athena/Minerva (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Bird (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Zeus/Jupiter (Visual Motif)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 213 (Middle Hellenistic bronze coin of Alexander I Balas from Antioch).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0213>