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The Persian Empire in Phoenicia, Palestine, Judaea, and Egypt

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.Persian Empire

Persian Empire, Judaea (Yehudah), 375 - 333 B.C.

|Persian| |Rule|, |Persian| |Empire,| |Judaea| |(Yehudah),| |375| |-| |333| |B.C.|, |hemiobol|
This type was minted in Judaea 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.Persian Empire
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


Persian Empire, Tyre, Phoenicia, c. 425 - 310 B.C.

|Persian| |Rule|, |Persian| |Empire,| |Tyre,| |Phoenicia,| |c.| |425| |-| |310| |B.C.|, |1/16| |shekel|
The coinage of Tyre circulated throughout the holy land.
SH12883. Silver 1/16 shekel, Betlyon 20; Elayi-Elayi Tyre 1577 corr. (seahorse right); Rouvier 1819; BMC Phoenicia p. 233, 43; HGC 10 333 (R2); SNG Cop -, gVF, weight .610 g, maximum diameter 8.50 mm, die axis 315o, Tyre mint, c. 425 - 310 B.C.; obverse hippocamp left, waves below; reverse owl standing left, head facing, crook and flail behind (Egyptian symbols of royalty); SOLD


Persian Empire, Gebal-Byblos, Phoenicia, King Azba'al, c. 400 - 376 B.C.

|Persian| |Empire|, |Persian| |Empire,| |Gebal-Byblos,| |Phoenicia,| |King| |Azba'al,| |c.| |400| |-| |376| |B.C.|, |dishekel|
In the Persian period (538 - 332 B.C.), Gebal was a vassal kingdom established by the Persians.

Byblos was famous for its papyrus - the word bible is derived from Byblos.
SH32538. Silver dishekel, SNG Cop 132, SGCV II 6011, Rouvier 639, Dewing 2662, attractive aEF, weight 13.187 g, maximum diameter 26.5 mm, Byblos (Jbail, Lebanon) mint, obverse galley left, lion-head prow, with three hoplites, each helmeted and holding shield, Phoenician monogram ayin zayin (AZ), hippocamp and murex below; reverse Phoenician legend, "Azbaal, king of Gebal", lion attacking bull; SOLD







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