Persian Empire, Judaea (Yehudah), 375 - 333 B.C.
The Persian Empire in Phoenicia, Palestine, Judaea, and Egypt
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. |$135.00 SALE PRICE $122.00 Persian Empire, Sidon, Phoenicia, Ba'Alshillem II, c. 401 - 366 B.C.
Cyrus the Great conquered Phoenicia in 539 BC. The Persians divided Phoenicia into four vassal kingdoms: Sidon, Tyre, Arwad, and Byblos. It is likely that much of the Phoenician population migrated to Carthage and other colonies following the Persian conquest. Straton was a vassal of the Persian Great King Artaxerxes II. He revolted against Persia in 359 B.C. but died the following year.GS84822. 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, well centered and struck on a tight flan, dark toning, weight 0.667 g, maximum diameter 9.6 mm, die axis 0o, Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) mint, c. 370 - 366 B.C.; obverse war galley left with oars, row of shields along bulwarks, two lines of waves below, Phoenician letter bet above; reverse Great king advancing right reaches with left to grab lion, draws back a dagger in his right, Phoenician letter ayin in center, all in incuse square; ex Moneta Numismatic Services;
$85.00 SALE PRICE $76.50 Persian Empire, Judaea (Yehudah), 375 - 333 B.C.
SH36158. Silver hemiobol, Meshorer TJC 16, Hendin 429v, VF, weight 0.270 g, maximum diameter 7.5 mm, die axis 135o, c. 375 - 333 B.C.; obverse oriental style head of Athena; reverse "YHD" (Yehudah), falcon with wings spread, head right; rare; SOLD
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|Minted in Judaea while under Persian control, prior to Alexander the Great's conquest. |
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