SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.77 g, 1 h), Antiochia on the Orontes, 150-146. Diademed head of Alexander I to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΛEΞANΔPOY - ΘEOΠATOPOΣ / EYEPΓETOY Zeus seated left, holding Nike in his right hand and long scepter in his left; below, monogram. SC 1781q. A superb piece struck on sound metal and with a wonderfully idealized Hellenistic portrait. Good extremely fine.
From a Swiss collection, ex Leu 2, 11 May 2018, 155.