SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.02 g, 12 h), Antioch, undated, but circa 147-146. Diademed head of Alexander Balas to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ / ΘEOΠATOΡOΣ - EΥEΡΓETOΥ Apollo seated to left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and bow in his left; in exergue, Δ. HGC 9, 887a. SC 1785.1d. SMA 188. Sharp and with a surprisingly noble and elegant portrait. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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