ALEXANDER I BALAS KING OF SYRIA

Ancient Coins - ALEXANDER I BALAS KING OF SYRIA
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ALEXANDER I BALAS, KING OF SYRIA (150-145 BC.) silver shekel year 165
= 148/147  BC seleucid time. Tyros mint.14,04g.

Draped bust, diademed head of king facing to the right. Eagle with palmbranch
on prora.

Newell, Tyre 66. SNG SPAER-   A beautiful coin in high relief and beautiful
 toned.  Good extremely fine.  Compare Houghton 746. Babelon 889,

See also Morkholm The monetary system of the seleucid kings untill 129 B.C.  
 INC  Jerusalem, pp.78-82
.  SC. 1835-4-a.
Also compare  SNG  Spaer 1538-var-( different date).See also theAmerica collection NAC-96-lot 1126

CHF. 5.500,-). This coin from the Dr. Adolf wild collection, Kunker 124/8045.
The seleucid Phoenician weight coinage with Ptolemaic types was introduced
by Alexander Balas to insure that the important coastal cities of Phoenicia 
remained in the economic sphere of his Ptolemaic patron instead of developing
close economic ties with the rest of the Seleucid empire.   
Balas was a charming young man claiming to be a son of  Antiochos 1V.
He was kept for some years at the court of Attalus 11 of Pergamon.
He married the daughter of Ptolemy V1 ,  Cleopatra Thea. He was also recognized
by the roman senate and secured the military support of the Jews by appointing
the hereditary high priest Jonathan as his governor in Judaea, thus initiating
a Hasmonean resurgence that would eventually lead to the emergence of an
independant Judaea.
Alexander was assassinated by his own officers in exchange for a promise of pardon from Demetrios 11.
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