Creator

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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Alexander I Balas (150-145 BC)

Mint

Gaza

Province or Region

Seleucid Empire

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

16

Weight

2.08g

Obverse Description

Head of Male, r., helmeted.

Reverse Description

Zeus stands, head right, right outstretched. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN.

Comments

Perhaps minted in Marisa (See ING 6 (204), p.66ff). Rare. Usurper over Demetrius I. Ally of Jonathan the Maccabean. See I Maccabees 10-11.

Publisher

Pepperdine University Libraries

Digital Collection

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land

Credit Line

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives

Document Type

Article

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