Persian Empire, Artaxerxes II - Darius III, c. 375 - 340 B.C., Lydia, Anatolia
The Persian Empire in Phoenicia, Palestine, Judaea, and Egypt
GS79827. Silver 1/4 siglos, Carradice type IV (late) C; Klein 764; SNG Kayhan 1041; Sunrise 37; cf. Rosen 679; (early - middle, A/B); BMC Arabia p. 167, 143 (middle B), VF, well centered on tight flan, weight 1.206 g, maximum diameter 7.9 mm, die axis 60o, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, c. 375 - 340 B.C.; obverse kneeling-running figure of the Great King right, dagger in right, bow in left, bearded, crowned, quiver on shoulder; reverse square punch; very rare;
|This type was minted in Lydia, Anatolia, while under Persian control, prior to Alexander the Great's conquest. The Persian or Achaemenid Empire (c. 550 - 330 B.C.) was the largest empire in ancient history extending across Asia, Africa and Europe, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, parts of Central Asia, Asia Minor, Thrace and Macedonia, much of the Black Sea coastal regions, Iraq, northern Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine and Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and much of ancient Egypt as far west as Libya.|$125.00 SALE PRICE $113.00 Persian Empire, Judaea (Yehudah), 375 - 333 B.C.
JD59398. Silver obol, Meshorer TJC 5, Hendin 1051, aF, weight 0.487 g, maximum diameter 8.4 mm, c. 375 - 333 B.C.; obverse oriental style head of Athena; reverse Aramaic inscription, owl standing left, head facing, olive spray right; rare;
|Minted in Judaea while under Persian control, prior to Alexander the Great's conquest. |$120.00 SALE PRICE $108.00 Persian Empire, Sidon, Phoenicia, Ba'Alshillem II, c. 401 - 366 B.C.
Sidon, named for the "first-born" of Canaan, the grandson of Noah (Genesis 10:15, 19), is frequently referred to by the prophets (Isaiah 23:2, 4, 12; Jeremiah 25:22; 27:3; 47:4; Ezekiel 27:8; 28:21, 22; 32:30; Joel 3:4). The Sidonians long oppressed Israel (Judges 10:12) but Solomon entered into a matrimonial alliance with them, and thus their form of idolatrous worship found a place in the land of Israel (1 Kings 11:1, 33). Jesus visited the "coasts" of Tyre and Sidon (Matthew 15:21; Mark 7:24) where many came to hear him preach (Mark 3:8; Luke 6:17). After leaving Caesarea, Paul's ship put in at Sidon, before finally sailing for Rome (Acts 27:3, 4).GS70324. Silver 1/16 shekel, Elayi 2004 851 ff.; HGC 10 240; Betlyon 27 (Abd'astart, Straton I); BMC Phoenicia p 146, 36 (same); SNG Cop 197 ff. (same), VF, tight flan, toned, lightly etched surfaces, weight 0.841 g, maximum diameter 9.45 mm, die axis 0o, Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) mint, c. 371 - 370 B.C.; obverse war galley left, Phoenician letter beth above; reverse King of Persia (to left) standing right, slaying erect lion to right, Phoenician letter ayin between them;
$90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00 Persian Empire, Gebal-Byblos, Phoenicia, King Azba'al, c. 400 - 376 B.C.
Byblos produced papyrus and our word bible was derived from the name of this city. In the Persian period, 538 ? 332 B.C., Byblos was one of four Persian vassal kingdoms in Phoenicia; the other three were Sidon, Tyre, and Arwad.GA84887. Silver 1/16 shekel, Betlyon 15; BMC Phoenicia p. 95, 6 - 7; HGC 10 134 (S), SNG Cop -, aVF, toned, obverse slightly off center, weight 0.589 g, maximum diameter 9.9 mm, die axis 90o, Byblos mint, c. 400 - 376 B.C.; obverse galley left with lion head prow ornament, two hoplites on-board, hippocamp left below, Phoenician letters AZ (Azba'al) above tail; reverse Phoenician legend: AZBAL MLK GBL (Azba'al King of Gebal), lion bringing down a bull; scarce;
$65.00 SALE PRICE $58.50
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