FOUR BRONZE COINS OF PHOENICIA
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Tyre Mint; 98 BCE-85 CE
Obverse: Turreted and veiled Tyche facing right, palm frond behind.
Reverse: A V over IERAS above Phoenician war galley. Phoenician inscription below.
Weight: 6.84 g; Diameter: 19.5mm
Arados Mint; 240-237 BCE
Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche facing right.
Reverse: Prow of galley left, with Athena figurehead, AP monogram above.
Weight: 3.14 g; Diameter: 17.1 mm
Arados Mint; 2nd Century BCE
Obverse: Diademed bust of Zeus facing right.
Reverse: Triple-point ram of galley facing left. Phoenician lettering above and date below.
Weight: 3.82; Diameter: 15.4 mm
Obverse: War galley with oarsmen, waves below
Reverse: Persian king and charioteer in chariot driving left.
Weight: 6.04; Diameter: 16mm
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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.