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ID:     9007
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SELEUCID KINGDOM
Issuer:     Alexander I Balas
Date Ruled:     150-145 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     B.C. 150 - 149
Diameter:     28.1 mm
Weight:     13.66 g
Obverse Description:     Diademed and draped bust right
Reverse Legend:     ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ
Reverse Description:     Eagle standing left on prow, palm over wing, Tyre monogram over club left, date ΓΞΡ ( = Seleukid year 163) over AC right
Mint:     Tyre
Primary Reference:     BMC 1 (all HP vice AC monogram right)
Reference2:     SNG Cop 271 var
Reference3:     Spaer 1529 var
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=6567