THREE BRONZE COINS OF ARADOS WITH TYCHE

THREE BRONZE COINS OF ARADOS WITH TYCHE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1334496

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Arados Mint; 240-237 BCE

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche facing right.

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

Weight: 2.76-3.83 g; Diameter: 15.4-16.3mm

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Condition: Fine

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BMC 88-90

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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. Arados itself is located on an island just off the coast of what is now Syria, adding to its strategic value. 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. Arados enjoyed increased autonomy from the 3rd Century onward, although still technically under Seleucid control. They were later incorporated into the Roman province of Syria by Pompey in 64 BCE.