Ancient Coinage of Seleucia, Alexander I



Alexander I Theopator Eurgetes, or Balas ("Lord"), King of the Seleukid Empire 150-145 BC.

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SILVER ISSUES
BMC 5Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas, AR Tetradrachm, Berytos mint, 150-145 BC, Dated local year 163 (150-149 BC.) 14.37g. Diademed head right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, eagle standing left on palm-branch, date ΓΞΡ and OIA monogram on left, trident at upper right. BMC 5; Rouvier 451; SC 1824.2; SNG Spaer 1505-1506; Sawaya 12-31; SNG Delepierre 2962; Houghton CSE 706; Babelon 890; SNG Lockett 3141; SNG Cop 268.TextImage
BMC 9Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Antioch (or Herakleia) mint, dated SE 164 = 149-148 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATΡOΣ EYEΡΓETOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre. ΡAT monogram in right field, ΔΞΡ and HAΡK monogram in exergue. BMC 9; Newell SMA 146. TextImage
Houghton 1101Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. 151-145 BC. Antioch on the Persian Gulf mint, Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; ΡΔ monogram in outer left field, HΓ monogram in outer right field. TextImage
Houghton 173Alexander I Balas AR Drachm. Antioch mint, dated SE 163 = 150/149 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATOROΣ EYEΡΓETOY, Apollo left on omphalos, cornucopiae left, date ΓΞΡ in ex. TextImage
Houghton 179vSeleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas. 150-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; ΩΠMΔ monogram in inner left field, date EΞΡ and Φ in exergue. Houghton 179 var (Φ in exergue). TextImage
Houghton 181Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; ΩΠT monogram in exergue. SNG Spaer 1395v, Newell, SMA 165. TextImage
Houghton 183Seleukid Kingdom Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint, Undated issue, struck 150/49 BC. Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; Δ in exergue. SNGIs 1395v, SMA 170. TextImage
Houghton 185Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Drachm. Antioch mint, Undated issue, struck 150-149 BC. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; ΡΔ monogram to outer left, TNΡK monogram in exergue. SNGIs 1405v, SMA 173. TextImage
Houghton 191Alexander I Balas AR Drachm. Diademed head right / Apollo seated left on omphalos with bow and arrow. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATOΡOΣ EYEΡΓETOY, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and resting left hand on bow. ΩΠMΡ and HΓ monograms below. TextImage
Houghton 746Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, dated SE 165 =148-147 BC. Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow of galley, palm-branch over right shoulder; club surmounted by TYΡ monogram to left, date E&XiΡ and EXB monogram to right. TextImage
Houghton 749Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, Dated SE 167 = 146-145 BC. Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow of galley, palm-branch over right shoulder; club surmounted by TYΡ monogram to left, date ZΞΡ and ΓHΡ monogram to right. TextImage
Houghton 750Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, dated SE 167 = 146-145 BC. Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow of galley, palm-branch over right shoulder; club surmounted by TYΡ monogram to left, date ZΞΡ and ΦΛ monogram to right. SNG Spaer 1545-1546 var. TextImage
Houghton 796Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Ake-Ptolemais mint, dated SE 162 = 151-150 BC. Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow of galley, palm-branch over right shoulder; ΩΠMA monogram and date BΞΡ to left, ΠTO to right. Cf. SNG Spaer 1553. TextImage
Newell 136Alexander I Balas, Seleukid Kingdom. 150-145 BC. AR tetradrachm. 30 mm, 16.21 g. Antioch ad Orontem mint. Dated 150-149 BC. No legend, diademed head of king right. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATOΡOΣ EYEΡΓETOY in four lines to right and left of Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre. Cornucopiae in outer left field, date ΓΞΡ (Year 163 of the Seleukid era) and HAΡK monogram below. Houghton SC 1781; BMC 13; Newell SMA 136; Paris 871; Houghton Coll. 182; Hoover HGC 875; SNG Spaer 1417.TextImage
Newell 153Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint, dated SE 165 = 148/147 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATΡOΣ EYEΡΓETOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; A-P monogram to left, date EΞΡ and AMY monogram in ex. TextImage
Newell 166Alexander Balas AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint. Undated. Diademed head of Alexander Balas right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΘEOΠATOROΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY EYEΡΓETOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre. HAΡK monogram below. Newell 166; Babelon Rois 795.TextImage
Newell 170Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint, ca 150 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΘEOΠATOROΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY EYEΡΓETOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; Δ in exergue. Newell SMA 170. TextImage
SC 1783bSeleucid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Antioch, dated SE 164 = 149/8 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATOΡOΣ EYEΡΓETOY, Athena standing left, supporting wreath-bearing Nike on extended right hand and resting left on grounded shield, vertical spear propped in crook of left arm, ΠAT monogram above ΠM monogram in inner left field, date ΔΞΡ in ex. TextImage
SC 1785Seleukid Kings Of Syria. Alexander I Balas. 150-145 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.14 gm). Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow; YΦΛ monogram in left field. SNG Spaer 1589; Houghton 1270.TextImage
SC 1786Alexander I Balas of Seleukeia. AR Hemidrachm. 13.5 mm, 1.9 g. 152-145 BC. Antioch ad Orontem mint. Radiate and diademed head of Alexander I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow in right hand and bow on ground with left. Hoover HGC 891; Houghton SC 1786.TextImage
SC 1835Alexander I Balas, Seleukid king of Syria. 148-147 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint. Year 6. Diademed and draped bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, eagle standing left on prow left; palm frond behind; to left, TYΡ monogram on club; CΞΡ (date) above ΓXΔB monogram to right. BMC 4; Sear Greek 7033-7034 var (date); Hoover 883; SC 1835.TextImage
SNG Israel 1397Alexander I Balas AR Drachm. Antioch Mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΘEOΠATOROΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY EYEΡΓETOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos holding bow and arrow. TextImage
SNG Is 1400Alexander I Balas. Year 163 (150/149 BC). AR Drachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Apollo seated left on omphalos; monograms in left field and exergue. Newell SMA 145. TextImage
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SNG Israel 1405Alexander I Balas AR Drachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow; monogram in exergue. Newell, SMA 178. TextImage
SNG Israel 1409Syria, Seleukid Kings. Alexander I Balas. 150-145 BC. AR Drachm, 4.01 g. Antioch mint. Diademed head right; dotted border / Apollo seated left on omphalos. Newell, SMA 182.Text
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SNG Israel 1415Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Hemidrachm. Antioch mint. Radiate and diademed head right / Apollo standing left. SMA 193, Houghton 193. TextImage
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SNG Israel 1418cSeleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint, dated SE 163 (150-149 BC). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATΡOΣ EYEΡΓETOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand, lotus-tipped sceptre in left; cornucopiae to outer left, ΓΞΡ (date) and HΓ monogram in ex. TextImage
SNG Israel 1511Alexander I Balas. 150-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Berytos mint. Year 167 (146-145 BC). Diademed head right / Eagle standing left on prow; monogram and ZXR left, trident right. TextImage
SNG Israel 1518Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander I AR Didrachm. Sidon mint, dated SE 166 = 147-146 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, eagle standing left, palm behind wing, date VXP to left, ΣIΔΩ above aphlaston in right field. SNG Israel 1518,9. TextImage
SNG Is 1520Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Sidon mint, dated SE 166 = 147-146 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, eagle standing left, palm branch under far wing, date ςΞΡ in left field, ΣIΔΩ above aphlaston in right field. CSE 715. TextImage
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SNG Israel 1529Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Tyre, SE 163 (150-149 BC). Diademed, draped bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, eagle standing left on prow, palm branch under far wing, Tyre monogram on club in left field, date ΓΞΡ above HP monogram in right field. Newell 58, CSE 743.Text
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SNG Israel 1534Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, dated year 165 = 148-147 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, eagle standing left on a rudder and bearing palm branch, TY-club to left, EZP and ΓHΡ monogram to right. TextImage
SNG Israel 1536Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, dated year 166 = 147-146 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, eagle standing left on a rudder and bearing palm branch, TY-club to left, CZP and ΣB monogram to right. TextImage
BRONZE ISSUES
BMC 49Seleukid Kings, Alexander I Balas, Apameia mint. Head of Alexander I right, wearing lionskin headdress / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow in outstretched right hand, and bow in left. Trident in left field, ΠAΡ monogram below. BMC 49; Hoover 901.TextImage
Hoover 900Alexander I Balas. AE22 Serrate, Seleukid kings, Syria. 152-145 BC. Antioch mint. Diademed head of Alexander right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, left hand resting on shield set on ground; KA monogram over PA monogram in left field. SC 1793.3b; Hoover 900.TextImage
Houghton 562Alexander I Balas AE14. Radiate head of Alexander I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre. ΠΡ monogram in exergue. TextImage
LeRider 27Alexander I Balas AE 26mm. Ekbatana mint. Diademed head of Alexander right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATΡOΣ EYEΡΓETOY, elephant with rider walking right. TextImage
SC 1790Alexander I Balas, Seleukid Kingdom, 150-146 BC. AE19. Antioch mint. Head of Alexander right in Boeotian helmet / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm, monogram in right field. Hoover 899; SC 1790.TextImage
SC 1792-2Alexander I Balas, Seleukid Kingdom. 152-145 BC. AE13mm, 2.35 g. Antioch mint. Struck 150-146 BC. Aegis with gorgoneion / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY above and beneath Pegasos leaping right; monogram below. SC 1792.2; Hoover 938.TextImage
SC 1794Alexander I. Balas, Selekid Kingdom. 150-145 BC. Antioch ad Orontem mint. AE16 Serrate, 3.68 gr. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY to right and left of owl. Monogram below. Hoover 920; SC 1794.TextImage
SC 1795Alexander I Balas. AE15 of Syria Seleukid. Head of Alexander right wearing lionskin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Apollo standing left resting on bow on ground with left hand and holding arrows in left. Unclear monogram in left field. Hoover 901; SC 1795 and 1805.TextImage
SC 1804Alexander I Balas, Seleukid Kingdom, 150-146 BC. AE19. Apameia ad Axium mint. Diademed head of Alexander I Balas right / AΠAMEΩN, Zeus standing left, holding crested helmet and sceptre, Seleucid date ΓΞΡ (150-149 BC) downwards to left, AY monogram in lower left field. Countermark: palm branch. Hoover 904; SC 1804; BMC 64-65 var (monogram); SNG Israel 1487; Sear -.TextImage
SC 1838Alexander I. Balas, Seleukid Kingdom, Struck in Tyre, dated 147-146 BC. AE14 mm, 2.30 gr. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, palm tree with fruit. Date CΞ-Ρ across fields. Hoover 944; SC 1838.TextImage
SNG Cop 263Alexander I Balas AE18. Helmeted head of Alexander right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Nike standing left, corn-ear in left field. TextImage
SNG Israel 1435Seleukids, Alexander I, Serrate AE 21 mm, 7.57 g. 150-145 BC, Antioch or Herakleia mint. Head of Alexander I Balas right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting hand on shield at her side. HAΡK monogram in left field. ΠΛH monogram below. SNG Israel 1435; BMC 36; Babelon Rois 839; SC 1793.TextImage
SNG Israel 1437Alexander I, Seleukid Kingdom, Serrate AE 20. Head of Alexander right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear and resting hand on shield. KA monogram over star over Δ in left field. SNG Israel 1437; BMC 38; Babelon Rois 833; SC 1793; Houghton Coll. 195. TextImage
SNG Israel 1438Alexander I, Seleukid Kingdom, Serrate AE 20. Head of Alexander right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear and resting hand on shield. KA monogram over DH monogram in left field. SNG Israel 1438. TextImage
SNG Israel 1449Alexander I Balas, Seleucid Kingdom, AE 19mm. Head of Alexander right, wearing lionskin headdress. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and bow. Upright palm branch in left field, ΡΔE monogram in right field. SNG Israel 1449 corr. (monogram); Babelon Rois 810.TextImage
SNG Israel 1460Alexander I Balas, Seleucid Kingdom, AE 19mm. Head of Alexander right, wearing lionskin headdress. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and bow. Star in left field, no monograms. Sear 7039; SNG Israel 1460; BMC 50.TextImage
SNG Israel 1472Alexander I Balas, AE18. Antioch mint. 5.8g. Helmeted head of Alexander right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm branch. Corn-ear in outer left field, AB monogram in inner left field. SNG Israel 1472; BMC 51-52; Babelon Rois 856; Houghton Coll. 201; SNG Cop 263.TextImage
SNG Israel 1477Alexander I Balas AE 14mm. Antioch mint. Head of Dionysos with features of Alexander Balas right wreathed with ivy / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, elephant advancing left. SNG Cop 266. TextImage
SNG Israel 1487Alexander I Balas AE20 or 4 Chalkoi, Civic issue without King's name, struck at Apamea ad Orontem, dated Year 163 = 150/149 BC. Diademed head of Alexander Balas right / AΠAMEΩN ΓXΡ, Zeus standing left holding Corinthian helmet and sceptre, ΩΔ monogram to left. Countermark: palm tree. Houghton 441, SNGCop 276.TextImage
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SNG Israel 1491Alexander I Balas, Seleukid Kingdom, 150-145 BC. Civic issue without King's name, struck at Apamea ad Orontem. AE14, 2.36 gr. Diademed head of king right / AΠAMEΩN, ΓXΡ and ΩΔ monogram to right and left of Zeus standing left, holding Corinthian helmet and sceptre. SNG Israel 1491; SNG Copenhagen 276.TextImage
SNG Israel 1494Alexander I Balas AE 20mm. Civic issue without King's name of Apamaea on the Orontes, year 163 (150-149 BC). Diademed head of Alexander right / AΠAMEΩN, Zeus standing left with Corinthian helmet and sceptre; date ΓΞΡ and NI monogram to left. Houghton CSE 443. TextImage
SNG Israel 1525Seleucid Empire, Alexander I Balas AE20. Head of Alexander right / Galley right. TextImage
Coins of Alexander I Balas at Seleucid Coins online
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