Ancient Coinage of Seleucia, Alexander I


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

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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; two monograms before. SC 1793.3b; Hoover 900.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; monogram to outer left and outer right. 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; monogram and date 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; 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; monogram to outer left and 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. Monograms below. TextImage
Houghton 562Alexander I Balas AE14. Radiate head of Alexander I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre. 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 monogram to left, date and 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 monogram to left, date and 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 monogram to left, date and 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; monogram and date to left, PTO to right. Cf. SNG Spaer 1553. TextImage
LeRider 27Alexander I Balas AE 26mm. Ekbatana mint. Diademed head of Alexander right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATΡOΣ EYEΡΓETOY, elephant with rider walking right. 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 EZP and AMY monogram in ex. 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, PAT monogram above PM monogram in inner left field, date DXP 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; monogram left. 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 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 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, Tyre monogram on club; CXP (date) above monogram to right. BMC 4; Sear Greek 7033-7034 var (date); Hoover 883; SC 1835.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 CE-R across fields. Hoover 944; SC 1838.TextImage
SNGCop 263Alexander I Balas AE18. Helmeted head of Alexander right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Nike standing left, ear of grain in left field. TextImage
SNGIs 1394vSeleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint, ca 150 BC. Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; D in exergue. SMA 170. TextImage
SNGIs 1395vAlexander Balas AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head of Alexander Balas right / Zeus enthroned left holding Nike and spear. TextImage
SNGIs 1397Alexander I Balas AR Drachm. Antioch Mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΘEOΠATOROΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY EYEΡΓETOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos holding bow and arrow. TextImage
SNGIs 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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SNGIs 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
SNGIs 1409Syria, Seleukid Kings. Alexander I Balas. 150-145 BC. AR Drachm (4.01 gm). Antioch mint. Diademed head right; dotted border / Apollo seated left on omphalos. Newell, SMA 182.Text
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SNGIs 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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SNGIs 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
SNGIs 1427vSeleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint, dated SE 164 = 149-148 BC. Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; monogram to inner right, date and monogram in exergue. SMA 145. TextImage
SNGIs 1438Alexander I Balas Serrate AE21. ca 150-145 BC. Antioch Mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Athena standing left holding Nike and spear. TextImage
SNGIs 1460Seleucian Kingdom, Alexander I. Balas, AE 19mm. Head of Alexander right, wearing lionskin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and bow, palm branch left, monogram right. Sear 7039; SNG Spaer 1460.TextImage
SNG Is 1463Seleucid Empire, Alexander I Serrate AE 20. Head of Alexander right / Athena standing left, star between controls in left field. TextImage
SNG Is 1472ALEXANDER I. Balas, Antioch, AE 18mm; 5.8g. Helmeted head of Alexander right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm. AB monogram in field. SNG Israel (Spaer) 1472ff.TextImage
SNGIs 1477Alexander I Balas AE 14mm. Antioch mint. Head of, or head of Dionysos with features of, Alexander Balas right wearing wreath of ivy leaves / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, elephant advancing left. SNG Cop 266. TextImage
SNG Is 1487Alexander I Balas AE20 or 4 Chalkoi, Municipal Coinage 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. Municipal coinage 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
SNGIs 1494Alexander I Balas AE 20mm. Municipal issue 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
SNGIs 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
SNGIs 1518Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander I AR Didrachm. Sidon mint, dated SE 166 = 147/6 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
SNGIs 1520Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Sidon mint, dated SE 166 = 147/6 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, eagle standing left, palm branch under far wing, date VXR in left field, ΣIΔΩ above aphlaston in right field. CSE 715. TextImage
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SNGIs 1525Seleucid Empire, Alexander I Balas AE20. Head of Alexander right / Galley right. TextImage
SNGIs 1529Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Tyre, SE 163 (150/49 BC). Diademed, draped bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, eagle standing left on prow, palm branch under far wing, Tyre monogram atop club in left field, date ΓΞΡ above HP monogram in right field. Newell 58, CSE 743.Text
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SNGIs 1534Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, dated year 165 = 148/7 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, eagle standing left on a rudder and bearing palm branch, TY-club to left, EZP and Πp monogram to right. TextImage
SNGIs 1536Alexander I Balas AR Tetradrachm. Tyre mint, dated year 166 = 147/6 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
Sear 7030Alexander I Balas AR Tetrdrachm. Diademed bust right, fillet border / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATOΡOΣ EYEΡΓETOY, Zeus seated left holding wreath-bearing Nike and sceptre, monogram to left, date in ex.
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Sear 7035Seleucid Empire, Alexander I Balas AR Drachm. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATOΡOΣ EYEΡΓETOY, Apollo seated left on Omphalos, examining an arrow.
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Sear 7039Seleucian Kingdom, Alexander I. Balas, AE 19mm. Head of Alexander right, wearing lionskin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and bow, palm branch left, monogram right.see SNG Isr. 1460 above
Sear 7040Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas, 150-145 BC, AE20. Head right wearing crested helmet / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Nike standing left holding wreath. TextImage
Sear 7041Seleukid Empire, Alexander I Balas. AE Unit of denomination C. Antioch ad Orontem mint. 152-144 BC. Head of youthful Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY above and beneath elephant standing left; AB monogram in right field. Hoover 919; Houghton SC 1791; BMC 57-58; Sear 7041.TextImage
Coins of Alexander I Balas at seleukid empire.org

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