FIVE SEMI-AUTONOMOUS BRONZE COINS OF PHOENICIA

FIVE SEMI-AUTONOMOUS BRONZE COINS OF PHOENICIA


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1334486

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Type 1:

Arados Mint; 240-237 BCE

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche facing right.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, with Athena figurehead, AP monogram above.

Weight: 2.51-3.72 g; Diameter: 15.2-16.8mm

BMC 88-90

Type 2:

Tyre Mint, c. 1st Century BCE-1st Century CE

Obverse: Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche facing right.

Reverse: Phoenician galley sailing left. Script above and below.

Weight: 6.91; Diameter: 21mm

Type 3:

Tyre or Sidon Mint, c. 1st Century BCE-1st Century CE

Obverse: Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche facing right.

Reverse: Figure on Phoenician galley.

Weight: 5.82; Diameter: 18.2mm

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Composed of a group of semi-autonomous city-states, the Phoenicians are justly known to history as a sea-faring people. Located on the eastern Mediterranean coast their civilization was well situated to be a naval and trade powerhouse. At its height, their trade network spanned the entirety of the southern Mediterranean and their ships were in high demand as naval vessels. After an autonomous existence for thousands of years they were eventually conquered by the Persians and subsequently Alexander the Great. During the Hellenistic period they were ruled by the Ptolemies and then the Seleucids. Following a brief period of autonomy in the late 2nd-mid 1st Centuries BCE the Phoenicians were incorporated into the Roman province of Syria by Pompey.