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ID:     711034
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SELEUCID KINGDOM
Issuer:     Alexander I Balas
Date Ruled:     152-145 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     BC circa 150-145
Weight:     16.53 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head right
Reverse Description:     BASILEWS ALEXANDROU QEOPATOROS EUERGETOU, Zeus Nikephoros seated left; monogram in exergue
Primary Reference:     Le Rider, Suse 312 and pl. XXIX, 312, 2 (same obv. die)
Reference2:     SNG Spaer 1586
Reference3:     Houghton 1004 = Houghton & Le Rider, "Un trÉsor de monnaies hellÉnistiques trouvÉ prÈs de Suse," RN 1966, 90 (this coin)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=76262
Grade:     VF, toned, double struck
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1034 Exceptional portrait