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16 viewsGinolerhino
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Ptolemaic Kingdom13 viewsHellenistic coinage of the Ptolemies, after Alexander the Great. Principal mints include Alexandria in Egypt, Paphos and Sidon in Cyprus, and Sidon and Tyre in Phoenicia. 1 commentsAnaximander
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(0117) HADRIAN16 views117 - 138 AD
AE 22 mm; 9.07 g
O: laureate head right.
R: car of Astarte: cult xoanon within,set on two-wheeled base.
Phoenicia, Sidon; SNG Copenhagen 253; BMC 226
laney
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(0218) ELAGABALUS27 views218-222 AD
Æ 29 mm, 10.36 g
O: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: Table with drapery and two agonistic urns each with a single palm; below, balloting balls and amphora
PHOENICIA, Sidon
cf Rouvier 1514
laney
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER22 views222 - 235 AD
AE 23 mm; 7.79 g
O: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind;
R: cart of Astarte, two wheels, four columns supporting roof, Baetyl within, inverted crescent above, two figures at base
Phoenicia, Sidon mint; cf BMC 318 - 319
laney
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1701a, Saladin, 1169-11932042 viewsAYYUBID: Saladin, 1169-1193, AR dirham (2.92g), Halab, AH580, A-788, lovely struck, well-centered & bold, Extremely Fine, Scarce.

His name in Arabic, in full, is SALAH AD-DIN YUSUF IBN AYYUB ("Righteousness of the Faith, Joseph, Son of Job"), also called AL-MALIK AN-NASIR SALAH AD-DIN YUSUF I (b. 1137/38, Tikrit, Mesopotamia--d. March 4, 1193, Damascus), Muslim sultan of Egypt, Syria, Yemen, and Palestine, founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, and the most famous of Muslim heroes.

In wars against the Christian crusaders, he achieved final success with the disciplined capture of Jerusalem (Oct. 2, 1187), ending its 88-year occupation by the Franks. The great Christian counterattack of the Third Crusade was then stalemated by Saladin's military genius.

Saladin was born into a prominent Kurdish family. On the night of his birth, his father, Najm ad-Din Ayyub, gathered his family and moved to Aleppo, there entering the service of 'Imad ad-Din Zangi ibn Aq Sonqur, the powerful Turkish governor in northern Syria. Growing up in Ba'lbek and Damascus, Saladin was apparently an undistinguished youth, with a greater taste for religious studies than military training.
His formal career began when he joined the staff of his uncle Asad ad-Din Shirkuh, an important military commander under the amir Nureddin, son and successor of Zangi. During three military expeditions led by Shirkuh into Egypt to prevent its falling to the Latin-Christian (Frankish) rulers of the states established by the First Crusade, a complex, three-way struggle developed between Amalric I, the Latin king of Jerusalem, Shawar, the powerful vizier of the Egyptian Fatimid caliph, and Shirkuh. After Shirkuh's death and after ordering Shawar's assassination, Saladin, in 1169 at the age of 31, was appointed both commander of the Syrian troops and vizier of Egypt.

His relatively quick rise to power must be attributed not only to the clannish nepotism of his Kurdish family but also to his own emerging talents. As vizier of Egypt, he received the title king (malik), although he was generally known as the sultan. Saladin's position was further enhanced when, in 1171, he abolished the Shi'i Fatimid caliphate, proclaimed a return to Sunnah in Egypt, and consequently became its sole ruler.

Although he remained for a time theoretically a vassal of Nureddin, that relationship ended with the Syrian emir's death in 1174. Using his rich agricultural possessions in Egypt as a financial base, Saladin soon moved into Syria with a small but strictly disciplined army to claim the regency on behalf of the young son of his former suzerain.
Soon, however, he abandoned this claim, and from 1174 until 1186 he zealously pursued a goal of uniting, under his own standard, all the Muslim territories of Syria, northern Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Egypt.

This he accomplished by skillful diplomacy backed when necessary by the swift and resolute use of military force. Gradually, his reputation grew as a generous and virtuous but firm ruler, devoid of pretense, licentiousness, and cruelty. In contrast to the bitter dissension and intense rivalry that had up to then hampered the Muslims in their resistance to the crusaders, Saladin's singleness of purpose induced them to rearm both physically and spiritually.

Saladin's every act was inspired by an intense and unwavering devotion to the idea of jihad ("holy war")-the Muslim equivalent of the Christian crusade. It was an essential part of his policy to encourage the growth and spread of Muslim religious institutions.

He courted its scholars and preachers, founded colleges and mosques for their use, and commissioned them to write edifying works especially on the jihad itself. Through moral regeneration, which was a genuine part of his own way of life, he tried to re-create in his own realm some of the same zeal and enthusiasm that had proved so valuable to the first generations of Muslims when, five centuries before, they had conquered half the known world.

Saladin also succeeded in turning the military balance of power in his favour-more by uniting and disciplining a great number of unruly forces than by employing new or improved military techniques. When at last, in 1187, he was able to throw his full strength into the struggle with the Latin crusader kingdoms, his armies were their equals. On July 4, 1187, aided by his own military good sense and by a phenomenal lack of it on the part of his enemy, Saladin trapped and destroyed in one blow an exhausted and thirst-crazed army of crusaders at Hattin, near Tiberias in northern Palestine.

So great were the losses in the ranks of the crusaders in this one battle that the Muslims were quickly able to overrun nearly the entire Kingdom of Jerusalem. Acre, Toron, Beirut, Sidon, Nazareth, Caesarea, Nabulus, Jaffa (Yafo), and Ascalon (Ashqelon) fell within three months.

But Saladin's crowning achievement and the most disastrous blow to the whole crusading movement came on Oct. 2, 1187, when Jerusalem, holy to both Muslim and Christian alike, surrendered to the Sultan's army after 88 years in the hands of the Franks. In stark contrast to the city's conquest by the Christians, when blood flowed freely during the barbaric slaughter of its inhabitants, the Muslim reconquest was marked by the civilized and courteous behaviour of Saladin and his troops. His sudden success, which in 1189 saw the crusaders reduced to the occupation of only three cities, was, however, marred by his failure to capture Tyre, an almost impregnable coastal fortress to which the scattered Christian survivors of the recent battles flocked. It was to be the rallying point of the Latin counterattack.

Most probably, Saladin did not anticipate the European reaction to his capture of Jerusalem, an event that deeply shocked the West and to which it responded with a new call for a crusade. In addition to many great nobles and famous knights, this crusade, the third, brought the kings of three countries into the struggle.

The magnitude of the Christian effort and the lasting impression it made on contemporaries gave the name of Saladin, as their gallant and chivalrous enemy, an added lustre that his military victories alone could never confer on him.

The Crusade itself was long and exhausting, and, despite the obvious, though at times impulsive, military genius of Richard I the Lion-Heart, it achieved almost nothing. Therein lies the greatest-but often unrecognized--achievement of Saladin. With tired and unwilling feudal levies, committed to fight only a limited season each year, his indomitable will enabled him to fight the greatest champions of Christendom to a draw. The crusaders retained little more than a precarious foothold on the Levantine coast, and when King Richard set sail from the Orient in October 1192, the battle was over.

Saladin withdrew to his capital at Damascus. Soon, the long campaigning seasons and the endless hours in the saddle caught up with him, and he died. While his relatives were already scrambling for pieces of the empire, his friends found that the most powerful and most generous ruler in the Muslim world had not left enough money to pay for his own grave.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
H.A.R. Gibb, "The Arabic Sources for the Life of Saladin," Speculum, 25:58-72 (1950). C.W. Wilson's English translation of one of the most important Arabic works, The Life of Saladin (1897), was reprinted in 1971. The best biography to date is Stanley Lane-Poole, Saladin and the Fall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, new ed. (1926, reprinted 1964), although it does not take account of all the sources.
See: http://stp.ling.uu.se/~kamalk/language/saladin.html
Ed. J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
1 commentsCleisthenes
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1989 viewsCaracalla 198-217 AD
AR tetradrachm
Sidon
Eagle standing head left with wreath in beak; cart of Astarte below
Prieur 1362
mauseus
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218b19 viewsJulia Soaemias
AE 28mm
Sidon in Phoenicia
IVLIA SEMIA AVGV
Diademed, draped bust right
COL AVR PIA METRO SID
Cart of Astarte
BMC-
Curtis Clay notes that there are no coins of Soaemias of Sidon of any type in the BM or Paris (according to Cohen) although a few examples are known. The HJB photo file contains a coin that is an obverse die duplicate of this coin.
mauseus
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3869 PHOENICIA, Sidon. Hadrian, 117 AD Europa on bull7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3869; Rouvier 1473, BMC 224, Abou Diwan 1535-8

Issue Year 227

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩ ΣΕΒ
laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΣΙΔΩΝΟΣ ΘΕΑΣ
Europa on bull galloping r.; in r. field, ZΚΣ

10.14 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
From the François Righetti Collection
okidoki
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3875 PHOENICIA, Sidon. Hadrian AE 117-18 AD Car of Astarte39 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3875; BMC Phoenicia (pg. 181), 226; SNG Copenhagen 253; AUB 234

Issue Year 228?

Obv. ΣΙΔΟΝΟ - Σ ΘΕΑΣ (SIDONO-S QEAS)
Laureate head right.

Rev. [HKΣ] or ZΚΣ (date) in exergue.
Car of Astarte: Baetyle within, set on two-wheeled base.

8.65 gr
24 mm
1 commentsokidoki
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3875 PHOENICIA, Sidon. Hadrian AE 117-18 AD Car of Astarte13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3875; SNG Copenhagen 253; AUB 234; Rouvier 1745, BMC 226-8, Abou Diwan 1678-715

Issue Year 228

Obv. ΣΙΔΟΝΟ - Σ ΘΕΑΣ (SIDONO-S QEAS)
Laureate head right.

Rev. HKΣ
Car of Astarte: Baetyle within, set on two-wheeled base.

11.80 gr
28 mm
12h

Note.
Broad flan for issue
okidoki
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Alexander III of Macedon AR Tetradrachm ca 310 BC63 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles with lionskin headdress
REV: Zeus Ateophotos seated left holding eagle and scepter, ALEXANDROY vertical to right of scepter. Obscure date or mintmark under eagle.

The style of the coin strongly suggests the Ake mint (possibly Price 3301 or similar) with bellcovers on the throne legs and the slanted footstool on which Zeus rests his feet. The posture and arrangement of his robes also was typical of Ake tetradrachmae in the decade following Alexander's death in 323 BC. The weight of Ake tetradrachms is almost uniformly 17.1 gm ( Newell: The Dated Alexander Coinage of Sidon and Ake) corresponding exactly to this coin.

Bought at the Baltimore coin show 2010

Diam 26 mm, wt 17.1 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Sidon 333-305 BC22 viewsAV stater, 8.54g, VF
Head Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet / AΛEΞANΔPOY, winged Nike standing 3/4 to left, holding wreath and stylis; barley corn in right field.
Price 3464; Newell (Dated) 6, pl. 1, #9
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander the great AE unit, Phoenicia, Sidon mint, 333-305 B.C.10 viewsObv. Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. Quiver on bow and club, Legend: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Symbol: ΣΙ (Below)
References: Price 3492
19mm and 8.03 grams.
Canaan
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Alexander the great tetradrachm58 viewsObverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne holding eagle;S at left and SI under throne
SIDON
25.31mm 15.74g
PRICE False85 same reverse dies

MODERN STRUCK FAKE
One good fake

I bought it (2005) as original 300euro from not blacklisted seller.
maik
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Antiochos IV Epiphanes.6 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Æ. Sidon mint. Struck circa 168-164 BC. Diademed and radiate head right / Europa on bull left. SC 1456; SNG Spaer -; Rouvier 1206.ecoli
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Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos)204 views121/0-97/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.72 g, 11h). Sidon mint. Dated SE 196 (117/6 BC). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠI-ΦANOYΣ, Zeus Ouranios standing left, holding star in extended right hand and scepter in left; to outer left; ΣIΔΩ/IEP/AΣ in three lines above monogram; C9P (date) in exergue. SC 2330.1; CSE 723; HGC 9, 1197g; DCA 268. Near EF, lightly toned. In 121 BCE, a very rare astronomical event occurred in the sky. The moon had eclipsed Jupiter, a significant celestial body of the ancient world. This phenomenon was visible from Antioch, the capital of the then-collapsing Seleucid Empire. Antiochos VIII saw this as a good omen, a harbinger that a great leader would come to Syria, so he struck symbols of the eclipse on the reverse side of Tetradrachms. The crescent above Zeus' head is the moon, and the star hovering above his hand is Jupiter.
5 commentsThatParthianGuy
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Antiochos VIII Grypos24 views121/0-97/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.72 g, 11h). Sidon mint. Dated SE 196 (117/6 BC). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠI-ΦANOYΣ, Zeus Ouranios standing left, holding star in extended right hand and scepter in left; to outer left; ΣIΔΩ/IEP/AΣ in three lines above monogram; C9P (date) in exergue. SC 2330.1; CSE 723; HGC 9, 1197g; DCA 268.

In 121 BCE, a very rare astronomical event occurred in the sky. The moon had eclipsed Jupiter, a significant celestial body of the ancient world. This phenomenon was visible from Antioch, the capital of the then-collapsing Seleucid Empire. Antiochos VIII saw this as a good omen, a harbinger that a great leader would come to Syria, so he struck symbols of the eclipse on the reverse side of Tetradrachms. The crescent above Zeus' head is the moon, and the star hovering above his hand is Jupiter.
ThatParthianGuy
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Antiochos VIII tetradrachm88 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC
29mm, 16.38 g, 12h, Sidon mint. Dated SE 197 (116/5 BC)
obv: diademed head right
rev: Zeus Ouranios standing left; to outer left, ΣIΔΩ/IEP/A and two monograms; IP(retrodrade)P (date) in exergue; all within wreath
SC 2330.2; HGC 9, 1197g

Ex Kricheldorf XXVI (19 February 1973), lot 132, ex CNG
1 commentsareich
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Antiochus IV Epiphanes, Sidon; galley; AE 2119 viewsSeleucid Kingdom, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, 175 - 164 B.C. Bronze AE 21, SNG Spaer 1079, Quasi-municipal, Sidon mint, 6.110g, 21.5mm, 0o, c. 168 - 164 B.C.; obverse diademed and radiate head of Antiochos IV right; reverse “ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ”, galley left, “ΣΙΔΩΝΙΩΝ” and Phoenician script (of the Sidonians) below; rare type and especially with clear reverse legends. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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AP Monogram260 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy II, Philadelphos, 285 - 246 B.C.
10785. Silver tetradrachm, Svoronos 714, SNG Cop 506-507, aVF, 14.08g, 26.5mm, 0o, Phoenicia, Sidon mint, obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis, small D behind ear; reverse PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, SI left, AP countermark right; slightly frosty; $125.00
whitetd49
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Ba'Alshillem II - AR 1/16 Shekel 16 viewsSidon
c. 371-370 BC
galley left, waves below
Beth
king of Persia standing right slaying erect lion with dagger
O ('ayin)
Elayi 2004 851 ff.; HGC 10 240; Betlyon 27 (Abd'astart, Straton I); BMC Phoenicia p 146, 36 (same); SNG Cop 197 ff. (same)

ex Naumann
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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BCC RGP5017 viewsRoman Greek Provincial
Phoenicia Sidon
Autonomous 72/73CE
Under Vespasian
Obv: Bust of Tyche right
star and crscent to right.
Rev: ΣΙΔΩΝΟΣ ΘΕΑΣ
Galley to left, date above:
ΗΠΡ (188 = 77/78CE)
AE 14.75mm. 3.58gm. Axis:0
poss. ref: RPC II 2055
v-drome
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BCC RGP536 viewsRoman Provincial
Sidon, Phoenicia
Semi-autonomous
Reign of Claudius 49/50CE
Obv: Head of young Dionysos
left, wreathed with ivy.
Rev: LΞΡ (year 160)
ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ
(Of the goddess Sidon)
Dionysiac cista mystica.
17.5x16.5mm. 5.31gm. Axis:0
BMC 153 Surface find, Caesarea
Maritima, 1976
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Caesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius. 249-251 CE. Æ 26mm 20g42 viewsCaesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius. 249-251 CE. Æ 26mm
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Poseidon standing left, foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident.
Maritima
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Car of Astarte166 viewsPHOENICIA. Sidon. Severus Alexander. Æ 24. A.D. 222-235. Obv: (IMPCAEMAV)RSE-VALE(XANDR). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before face. Rev: COLAVR-(RIA-MET)RO, SID in ex. Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof; within spherical object (Baetyl), inverted crescent above, two uncertain figures at base. Ref: BMC 318-319 (var. obv. leg. breaks). Axis: 165°. Weight: 9.26 g. CM: Car of Astarte, in square punch, 4.5 mm. Howgego 396i (53 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Car of Astarte134 viewsPHOENICIA. Sidon. Severus Alexander. Æ 24. A.D. 222-235. Obv: (IMPCA)EMAVRSE-(VALEXANDR). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark behind neck. Rev: COLAVR-RIA-ME(TRO), SID in ex. Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof; within spherical object (Baetyl), two uncertain figures at base. Ref: BMC 318-319 (var. obv. leg. breaks). Axis 360°. Weight: 9.49 g. CM: Car of Astarte, in rectangular punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 396i (53 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Caracalla - Sidon10 viewsAR tetradrachm
215-217 AD
laureate draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT KAI AN_TWNINOC CE
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, Europa on bull below
ΔHMAPX__EΞ VΠATOC Δ
Prieur 1357
12,2
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Caracalla - Sidon2 viewsAR Tetradrachm
215-217 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT KAI AN_TWNINOC CE
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, carrige of Astarte below
ΔHMAPX__EΞ VΠATOC Δ
Prieur 1362
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSEL
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Countermark on Elagabalus --AE24, Sidon.267 viewsElagabalus --AE24, Sidon. R: Kadmos subduing lion (?) or Artemis w/Lion, Cart of astarte above. BM262. Unknown c/m (featherz)featherz
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Crusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 . AE - Pougeoise53 viewsCrusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 .
AE - Pougeoise . 15mm.
Obverse : Uncertain blundered Arabic legend, cross pommeté, pellets in upper left and lower right quarters.
Reverse : uncertain blundered Arabic legend, six-rayed chrismon pommeté .
CCS 35 .
Very Rare .
Vladislav D
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Crusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 . AE - Pougeoise .24 viewsCrusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 .
AE - Pougeoise . 0.63 g
Obverse : Uncertain blundered Arabic legend, cross pommeté, pellets in upper left and lower right quarters.
Reverse : uncertain blundered Arabic legend, six-rayed chrismon

CCS 35 .
Ex Byzantium Coins, Wolfgang Leimenstoll, Gundelfingen, April 2011.
Ex Erich Wäckerlin collection
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
Auction 47 lot 67
Vladislav D
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Crusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 . AE - Pougeoise47 viewsCrusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 .
AE - Pougeoise . 14-17 mm ; 0,5 g
Obverse : Uncertain blundered Arabic legend, cross pommeté, pellets in upper left and lower right quarters.
Reverse : uncertain blundered Arabic legend, six-rayed chrismon pommeté .
CCS 35 .
Very Rare .
Vladislav D
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Crusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 . AE - Pougeoise 30 viewsCrusaders, Tripoli, Sidon or Other Uncertain Syrian City, 1250 - 1268 .
AE - Pougeoise . 16 mm , 0.53 g
Obverse : uncertain blundered Arabic legend, six-rayed chrismon pommeté .
Reverse : Uncertain blundered Arabic legend, cross pommeté, pellets in upper left and lower right quarters.

CCS 35 .
Very Rare .
Vladislav D
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Crusaders. Lordship of Sidon. Balian Grenier (1228-1240), Billon Denier23 viewsCrusaders. Lordship of Sidon. Balian Grenier (1228-1240), Billon Denier
17 mm , 0.75g
+ D· Є·N·I· Є·R· around cross pattée
+ · D· Є· S· Є· Є·T· Є·, Colonnaded building with cupola.
Metcalf 213-214; CCS 4; Sch V, 8
Rare
Metcalf (pg: 91) suggests that the building shown here was "perhaps a former mosque converted to use as a cathedral church."
Vladislav D
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Crusaders. Lordship of Sidon.Mid- to Late Thirteenth Century.AE-Pougeoise21 viewsCrusaders . Lordship of Sidon.Mid- to Late Thirteenth Century.AE-Pougeoise
0.55 g.
Arrow between pellets.
Six- pointed star with pellets at the ends of the rays.
Metc. p. 90, 5, Schlumb. V, 5, MPS p. 157, 7.
Ex Alex G. Malloy, South Salem, Auction XI, New York, Dec, 8, 1977, lot 485.
Ex Erich Wäckerlin collection
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
Auction 47 lot 33
Vladislav D
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Crusaders. Lordship of Sidon.Mid- to Late Thirteenth Century.AE-Pougeoise20 viewsCrusaders. Lordship of Sidon.Mid- to Late Thirteenth Century.AE-Pougeoise
0.69 g.
Building surmounted by a cross.
Arrow between pellets.
Metc. -, Schlumb. V, 6, MPS p. 156, 6.

Bought from V. C. Vecchi & Sons, London, in Oct. 1977.
Ex Erich Wäckerlin collection
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
Auction 47 lot 34
Vladislav D
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Denier of Sidon26 viewsLordship of Sidon, Balian Grenier (1229-40)Billon Denier
0.73g
1 commentsjimbomar
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Dora, Phoenicia, 1st Century A.D.65 viewsBronze AE 22, (Rosenberger 19), Weight 10.015g, Max. diameter 21.3mm, Dora mint, 68 - 69 AD; Obv. bearded head of Doros right; Rev. ΔWPEITWN, Astarte, wearing turreted crown, holding standard and cornucopia, AΛP in left field; rare city. Dark brown and desert patina.
EX. Forvm Ancient Coins

Background info, courtesy Forvm Ancient Coins;

Dora, on the coast eight miles north of Caesarea, was a Canaanite city. It fell to the Philistines early in the 12th century B.C. Solomon appointed the son of Abinadab as overseer of Dor (I Kings 4:11). In the Persian period Dor was a Sidonian colony. In Hellenistic times it was a Ptolemaic seaport and royal fortress, once besieged by Antiochus VII, (1 Macc. 15. 11-14). Under the Romans, Dora was a free city. See also Josh 11:2, 17:11; and Judg 1:27.
1 commentsSteve E
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EB0085 Herakles / Zeus4 viewsAlexander III, Sidon?, MACEDONIA, obol, 333-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress.
Reverse: AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. ΣI in left field.
References: Cf. Price 3475, MULLER 3934.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.653g.
EB
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Elis, Olympia191 viewsOlympia (Greek: Ολυμπία Olympí'a or Ολύμπια Olýmpia, older transliterations, Olimpia, Olimbia), a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. Both games were held every olympiad (i.e. every four years), the Olympic Games dating back possibly further than 776 BC. In 394 emperor Theodosius I, or possibly his grandson Theodosius II in 435, abolished them because they were reminiscent of paganism.

The sanctuary itself consists of an unordered arrangement of various buildings. To the north of the sanctuary can be found the prytaneion and the Philippeion, as well as the array of treasuries representing the various city states. The metroon lies to the south of these treasuries, with the Echo Stoa to the East. To the south of the sanctuary is the South Stoa and the Bouleuterion, whereas the West side houses the palaistra, the workshop of Pheidias, the Gymnasion and the Leonidaion. Enclosed within the temenos are the temples of Hera and Zeus, the Pelopion and the area of the altar, where the sacrifices were made. The hippodrome and later stadium were also to the East.

Olympia is also known for the gigantic ivory and gold statue of Zeus that used to stand there, sculpted by Pheidias, which was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Antipater of Sidon. Very close to the temple of Zeus (see photo of ruins below) which housed this statue, the studio of Pheidias was excavated in the 1950s. Evidence found there such as sculptor's tools, corroborates this opinion.

Excavation of the Olympia temple district and its surroundings began with a French expedition in 1829. German archaeologists continued the work in the latter part of the 19th century. The latter group uncovered, intact, the Hermes of Praxiteles statue, among other artifacts. In the middle of the 20th Century, the stadium where the running contests took place was excavated.

The Olympic flame of the modern-day Olympic Games is lit by reflection of sunlight in a parabolic mirror at the restored Olympia stadium and then transported by a torch to the place where the games are held.

When the modern Olympics came to Athens in 2004, the men's and women's shot put competition was held at the restored stadium.

The ancient ruins sits north of the Alfeios River and lies next to Cronius or Kronios hill (the hill of Kronos, or Saturn). Kladeos, a tributary of Alfeios, flows around the area.

The town has a school and a square (plateia). Tourism is popular throughout the late-20th century. The city has a train station and is the easternmost terminus of the line of Olympia-Pyrgos (Ilia). The train station which the freight yard is west of it is about 300 m east of the town centre.

It is linked by GR-74 and the new road was opened in the 1980s, the next stretch N and NE of Olympia will open in around 2005. Distance from Pyrgos is 20 km E(old: 21 km), about 50 km SW of Lampeia, W of Tripoli and Arcadia and 4 km north of Krestena and N of Kyparissia and Messenia. The highway passed north of the ancient ruins.

A reservoir is located 2 km southwest damming up the Alfeios river and has a road from Olympia and Krestena which in the late-1990s has been closed.

The area is hilly and mountainous, most of the area within Olympia is forested.

Elis, Olympia. After ca. 340/30-late 3rd century B.C. Æ unit (20 mm, 5.99 g). Laureate head of Zeus right / FA above, horse trotting right; [L]U below. BCD 339.3 (this coin). Near VF, dark brown patina.
Ex BCD Collection. Ex-John C Lavender G18
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GREEK, Phoenicia, Sidon (King Strato I)76 views1/8th Shekel, .7 gm, 10 mm, 370-350 BC, Sear (GC) 5940
Obv: War galley travelling left, propelled by row of oars; shields along bulwarks, standard at stern. I I above (regnal year 2).
Rev: Bearded diety standing right with dagger, about to slay lion which he holds erect before him. 9 O between. All within incuse square.
Massanutten
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GREEK, PHOENICIA, Sidon, Time of Baalshallim I-Ba'ana, c.425-402 BC44 viewsPHOENICIA, Sidon, Time of Baalshallim I-Ba'ana, (c.B.C. 425-402), silver eighth shekel (0.75 g),
Obv. galley in front of three city towers, lion below.
Rev. King of Persia standing right, drawing bow, incuse head of Bes to left, incuse head of goat or ibex to right.
S.5933, Elayi & Elayi 362-448, Betlyon 9, BMC 14 [p.142].
CNG Electronic Auction 170, Aug. 8, 2007, (lot 122); Noble Sale 105 Lot 4073
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy II, Alexander in Elephantskin257 viewsAE25 12.83gm 12h
Ptolemy II ca 270-260BC
Sidon Provincial Mint - Obol
Svoronos 763
Unusually nice condition and portrait style for the Alexander-in-Elephantskin type. Wear ordinarily obscures the Ammon horn which here is visible through the skin headdress. Unusual type that appears to conform to post-260BC weight categories but lacks central depressions, a bit of a conundrum in this type.
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI and Kleopatra I198 viewsRare middle-size bronze of the series that has unusual name of Queen Kleopatra I (BASILISES KLEOPATRAS) on the *obverse* in addition to the usual BASILEOS PTOLEMAIOY on the reverse. Svoronos 1381. Full sharp inscriptions, centered. Nice.
Portrait of 'Alexandria' on obverse, open-wing eagle on reverse with PI/A monogram to left.

22mm - 7.114 gram - 12h

Kleopatra I was the daughter of Antiochos III, married off to Ptolemy V at the end of the 5th Syrian war ca 195BC, tying up the turnover and permanent loss of all of Phoenician Ptolemaic territory (Tyre, Sidon, Ake-Ptolemais, etc.) to the Seleukid kingdom. Mother of Ptolemy VI who assumed the throne at age 5 upon the death of Ptolemy V, Kleopatra I was his regent until her death in 176 BC. An unusual series of three sizes of bronze coins (Svoronos 1380, 81, 82) bear her name on the obverse where most Ptolemaic bronzes have no inscription at all. When Antiochos IV attacked Egypt ca. 170 BC and captured Ptolemy VI, ruling for a time with him, it was all in the family. Antiochos IV was the young Egyptian king's uncle, through the earlier marriage of Kleopatra I into the Lagid court of Alexandria. Interesting and historic coin type, unusual layout of inscriptions for a Ptolemaic bronze.
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Greek, Silver Obol; Sidon mint. Circa 375-332 BC133 viewsObv: City walls with three towers.
Rev: Prow of galley with eye to right; five pellets above, Lion below.
10mm and 0.9 grams.
Not listed in any known reference!!!
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HADRIAN AE22, BMC 225 (Phoenicia), Europa16 viewsOBV: Laureate head right
REV: Europa riding bull right
8.9g, 22mm

Minted at Sidon, Phoenicia, 117-8 AD
Legatus
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Julia Maesa, Phoenicia43 viewsPHOENICIA, Sidon.
Julia Maesa. Augusta, AD 218-224/5.
Æ 23mm (8.47 g).

Draped bust right / Kadmos running left on prow, right hand raised pointing forward, holding sword in sheath in left hand. Rouvier 1591 (reverse described as Aeneas); BMC Phoenicia pg. 194, 296; SNG Copenhagen -; AUB 282.

From The John A. Seeger Collection.- EX-CNG

I love the reverse of this coin!

1 commentsarizonarobin
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Tarsos36 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck.
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, pellet above A beneath throne.

Price 2997; Newell Tarsos 8 (Newell’s Officina A, obverse die XXIV) pl. III, 6 (same obverse die); Muller 1292.
Tarsos mint 329/328 BC - dies from the Sidon and Tyre engraver.

(25 mm, 17.17 g, 1h).
Harlan J Berk Buy or Bid Sale 184, 7 May 2013, 55.

The dies from which this coin was struck are from the same engraver that cut the obverse dies for the first issues of Sidon and Tyre in the collection. The engraver was transferred to Tarsos from Tyre in 329 BC, thus dating this coin to 329/328 BC – refer Newell Tarsos under Alexander p. 80-81.
1 commentsn.igma
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Kings of Macedonia, Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Sidon 333/2 BC 20 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck.
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, Phoenician date (letter Alaph) indicating Year 1 (333/2 BC) beneath throne, Phoenician letter Sadhe (the ethnic of Sidon) to left.

Price 3467; Newell Sidon 8, dies -/- (previously unrecorded die set).
The first Alexander tetradrachm emission from Sidon mint 333/2 BC from the first dies used at the mint.
Nominally struck under Abdalonymos 333/2 -312/1 BC.

(23 mm, 17.2 g, 12h).
ex- Munzen Sann.

This is an example of the first Alexander coinage struck at Sidon, dated to Year 1 of his Asian reign, the year in which he defeated the Persian King Darius at the battle of Issos, followed shortly thereafter by the surrender of Sidon. The obverse die from which this coin was struck was transferred to Tyre after the fall of the city and it was used to strike the first of Alexander's coinage in the city. This die transfer/linkage was unknown to Newell and has only come to light in a recently offered specimen from Tyre CNG eAuction 276 lot 92 (incorrectly attributed to Tarsos by CNG).
n.igma
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Kings of Macedonia, Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Sidon 333/2 BC 18 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress, paws tied at neck.
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, Aramaic letter Alaph indicating year 1 (333/2 BC) beneath throne, Phoenician letter Sadhe (the ethnic of Sidon) to left (off flan).

Price 3467 (same dies as 3467c); Newell Sidon 8, dies II/γ. The first Alexander tetradrachm emission from
Sidon mint 333/2 BC.
Nominally struck under Abdalonymos 333/2 -312/11 BC.

(24 mm, 16.39 g, 12h).

This coin is from the first emission of the mint at Sidon struck immediately after the city surrendered to Alexander the Great in December 333. This is a certainty, because it is the dated to Year 1 of Alexander’s conquest of the Persian dominion, the only coinage in his realm to be so dated. Year 1 of Alexander’s reign over the Old Persian Empire followed the defeat of the Persian King Darius at the Battle of Issos in November 333 BC. The Macedonian year commenced in October of our calendar year. Thus the Phoenician date (letter Alaph) of year 1 on this coin represents the period from Alexander’s appearance in the city in late 333 BC until October 332 BC.

Newell and Price catalogued eleven examples of this coin emission from two obverse and three reverse dies. To this can be added the previously unrecorded dies of the previous coin. The obverse die from which this coin was struck, together with the engraver of the die, were transferred to the city of Tyre immediately on conquest of the latter to commence the production of Alexander’s coinage in that city. The following coin is an example of next obverse die engraved at Tyre by the same engraver. The depiction of Herakles by this engraver is very distinctive, to the extent that his handiwork, as documented by Newell, can be used to track the further movement of the engraver from Tyre to the city of Tarsos in 329 BC.
n.igma
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Persian Empire, Sidon, Phoenicia, Ba'Alshillem II, c. 401 - 366 B.C.62 viewsSilver 1/16 shekel, Elayi 2004 851 ff.; Hoover 10 240; Betlyon 27 (Abd'astart, Straton I); BMC Phoenicia p 146, 36 (same); SNG Cop 197 ff. (same), gVF, well struck on a crowded flan, toned, 0.843g, 9.5mm, 0o, Phoenicia, Sidon 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.





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).

FORVM Ancient Coins / The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Phoenecia, Sidon8 viewsSidon. 370/1 BC. 1/8 Shekel or obol (061 gm) regnal year 30. Galley l., oars in water / King slaying lion, its paw outstretched, о between (Phoenecian letter beth).  nVF.  Bt. Gables Coin 1999. SNG Cop 7 200; Elayi 2004 851-1218; HGC 10 240; Meshorer-Qedar 22 199-201. Christian T
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Phoenicia35 viewsSidon. Time of Baalshallim I-Ba’ana. 1/16 Shekel. Galley left before city wall / Persian king shooting bow; incuse head of goat (8mm,0.72g)1 commentsAndreas G
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Phoenicia , city of Sidon , 87 - 88 A.D., Reign of Domitian.46 viewsBronze AE / 2.64 gr.

Obverse ; bust of Tyche right, veil and turreted crown, star over aphlaston right.
Reverse ; HYP/ΣI∆ΩNOΣ/ΘEAΣ, war galley left, AS below.
BMC Phoenicia 183 - 188.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Phoenicia - Sidon24 viewsAR 1/16 shekel
370-358 BC
O - Galley left
R - King fighting lion, annulet between
BMC 36
mauseus
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Phoenicia Sidon Ba'alshillem II 401-366 BC, 1/32 AR Shekel24 viewsAncient Greek, Phoenicia Sidon Ba'alshillem II (401-366 BC), 1/32 AR Shekel, .46g, 9mm

Obverse: Galley left above waves "𐤁‬"=B above, Phoenician script.

Reverse: Persian king standing right slaying a lion standing left "𐤏" between, Phoenician script.

Reference: -

Ex: Aegean Numismatics +photo
Gil-galad
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Phoenicia, Sidon32 viewsPhoenicia, Sidon
1st Cent. BC - 1st Cent. AD
AE 15, 2.44g
Cf. BM-171 etc.
Obv: Tyche r. Rx: Galley l.
ex HJB
areich
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PHOENICIA, SIDON39 views1st Century BC
AE 19.5 mm 7.95 g
O: Jugate busts of Tyche, veiled and turreted, and Zeus right; monogram behind.
R: War-galley left, SIDWNOS/THEAS above galley, Phoenician inscription below galley; date above.
Copenhagen 221v


laney
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PHOENICIA, SIDON22 views1st Century AD
AE 21X23.5 mm, 9.34 g
O: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right
R: SIDWN QEAS IERAS KAI ASOULOU KAI NAUARCIDOS in six lines above and below Galley sailing left
cf BMC 193
laney
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PHOENICIA, SIDON21 views57-42 B.C.
struck Civic Year 59 (53/52 BC)
AE 13 mm; 2.40 g
O: Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right
R: Astarte standing left on prow; date in left field.
Sidon; Hoover 293
laney
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PHOENICIA, SIDON17 viewsAutonomous issue, time of Augustus
8-10 BC
AE 19 mm; 5.83 g
O: Tetrastyle temple on high pediment, free standing column on each side
R: Veiled Europa riding bull left
laney
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PHOENICIA, SIDON17 viewsAutonomous issue, time of Augustus
8-10 BC
AE 18.5 mm; 5.82 g
O: Tetrastyle temple on high pediment, free standing column on each side
R: Veiled Europa riding bull left
laney
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PHOENICIA, SIDON19 views 2nd-1st century BC.
Æ 14.5 mm; 3.12 g
O: Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right, within beaded border
R: Astarte standing left, holding wreath and scepter, on prow left
laney
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PHOENICIA, SIDON15 viewsLate 1st Century BC
AE 15 mm, 3.75 g
O: Turretted, veiled head of Tyche right
R: ΣI∆ΩNOΣ/ΘEAΣ, war galley left, Punic script below
Phoenicia, Sidon mint
laney
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PHOENICIA, SIDON , Abd'Ashtart I , regnal year 3 - 363/2 BC146 viewsTHIS COIN HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A "MODERN FORGERY" IN THIS THREAD: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=96718.0
IT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO THE SELLING DEALER, AND THE COIN WILL BE DELETED FROM MY GALLEY ONCE THE RETURN IS FINALIZED.

AR DiShekel, 29 mm, 23.30g

O - War Galley (Phoenician pentekonter) heading left on double-line zig-zag waves; figure standing left at prow with raised hand; Phoenician date III above, Regnal Year 3 (363/2 BC)

R - Persian King and driver in chariot pulled left by horses, King of Sidon following behind wearing Egyptian style garments, holding cultic scepter in right hand and votive vase in left hand; Phoenician word above ('B)

Note: The attached image has the Obverse & Reverse swapped, but the descriptions are correct; Obverse=Galley, Reverse=Chariot.

HGC 10 #242 (p.69); Beyton 23; Elayi 2004, no. 1235-1373.
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Phoenicia, Sidon AE24 Astarte standing on galley27 viewsObv. Turretted, diademed and laureate bust of Tyche right, her hair up around the head and with a veil that covers her neck and shoulders.
Rev. Phoenician galley, with rounded bow left. On the galley, turreted figure of Astarte standing left. The goddess, dressed in a tunic talar, on her left arm has a stylus in cross-form held traverse. Her left hand its resting on the top of a rudder. Above the galley in the left field, the date LK (year 20). Legend: SIDONIWN and underneath 5 phoenician letters.

Rouvier, JIAN 5 (1902), 228-84 (Sidon), no. 1370.
1 commentsancientone
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Phoenicia, Sidon, BMC 23546 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.8g
obv. IMP CM AV ANT - ONINVS AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. SI - DON / COL MET
Europa, nude to hips, head r., sitting on bull, leaping r., holding with one hand
horn of bull and with the other hand veil, blowing in the wind over her head.
A - P in field
BMC 235
rare, F/about VF

For more informations look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'!
1 commentsJochen
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Phoenicia, Sidon, Elagabal, BMC 274-27831 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE - AE 29, 19.01g
obv. IM CM AV ANTONINVS AVG
Bust, draped (and cuirassed?), seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. AVR PIA SID COL METR / AETER BFI (in ex.)
Modius, decorated and two-handled, with three grain-ears
BMC 274-278
rare, about EF, green-brown patina

AETER BFI is short for AETERNVM BENEFICIVM. This rare type records the imperial reward to Sidon regarding the res frumentaria, or grain-supply. Like those other cities which had supported Septimius Severus against Pescennius Niger in 193-194 AD, the new emperor and his immediate cognate successors rewarded them with gifts of grain. According to Rostovtzeff (NC [1900], p. 100), such a gift could be substituted with money; it is to this latter gift, he argues, that our coin refers. This money would go to the local SIWNAI (Lat. frumentarii), officials charged with providing grain for the city (CNG).
Jochen
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Phoenicia, Sidon, Elagabal, SNG Cop. 255111 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 30, 20.23g
obv. IMP CAESAR - M AV ANTONINVS
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate r.
rev. AVR PIA - SID - COL MET
Two-wheeled cult cart of Astarte r., with roof on four columns, two palms emerging from
it; holy stone (baetyl) from Sidon within.
SNG Copenhagen 255
about EF, nice sand-patina
added to www.wildwinds.com

The holy stones (baetyls) were meteorites. Especially in Semitic religions they were worshipped as deities. The most famous was the stone of Emesa, worshipped as the sol god Elagabal, and the Kaaba in Mecca, a pre-islamic sanctuary.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
3 commentsJochen
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Phoenicia, Sidon, Elagabal, unpublished43 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 28, 12.3g
obv. IMP CM AVR - ANTONINVS AVG
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. [C]OL AVR PI[A] - METRO SID
Prize-table, garlanded, with two price-urns, each decorated
with palm, between them staff composed by Holy Chariot of
Sidon set on palmtree; l. below table five apples(?), r. below
vase and laddle.
very rare, about VF, brown patina with green highlights, unpublished, possibly unique(?)
added to www.wildwinds.com

The geometry of the table reminds on the 'impssible figures' of M.C.Escher or Oscar Reutersvard! Seems to be a double strike!
Jochen
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Phoenicia, Sidon, Severus Alexander, BMC 320 var.14 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 24, 12.06g, 23.58mm, 0°
obv. [IMP CA]E AVR SE[V] - ALEXA[...]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from rear, laureate, r.
rev. COL AVR PIA M - ETRO S[IDO]
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots(?), chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l.
hand on ribboned thyrsos and holding in outstretched r. hand kantharos; at his feet the panther, in
upper l. field cult car of Astarte
ref. BMC Phoenicia, 198, 320 var., pl. XXV, 9 (Thanks to Vladimir P. and Shanxi!)
F+

BMC 320 has SIDO in ex. and only METR without legend break. The depiction is slightly different.
Jochen
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Phoenicia, Sidon, Trajan, BMC 21829 viewsTrajan, AD 98-117
AE 24, 8.72g
struck year 227 of Sidonian aera = Ad 116/7
obv. [AVTO NER] TRAIA[NW KAI CE]
bust, laureate, r.
rev. [SIDWNOS NAV] - ARXIDOS
Kadmos, naked to hips, stg. l. on prow, head r., pointing with r. hand l.
l. field LZKS (retrograd for 227)
BMC 218; SNG Copenhagen 252; Lindgren-Kovacs 2329
rare, F+, green-red patina

Missed legends completed according to Sear GIC 1087

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
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PHOENICIA, Sidon.9 views PHOENICIA, Sidon. 1st century BC. Æ. Dated CY 34 (78/7 BC). Jugate busts right of Tyche, veiled and turreted, and Zeus / Phoenician pentekonter left; L ΔΛ (date) above. Rouvier 1410; BMC 137; HGC 10, 283; DCA 894.ecoli
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Phoenicia, Sidon. AE16 time of Vespasian.28 viewsAD 69-79. Dated CY 188 (AD 77/8).
Obv: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; before, star within crescent.
Rev: SIDWNWN QEAS Q, Galley left, HPR (date) above.
RPC II 2055.
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Phoenicia, Sidon. Elagabalus AE 26.33 viewsObv: Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Car of Astarte on two wheels, four columns supporting roof, above which emerge four palm-branches, Baetyl on base within, inverted crescent above.
ancientone
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Phoenicia, Sidon. Severus Alexander Æ26.55 viewsObv: Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: Three standards surmounted with eagles.
26mm., 8.3g.
BMC -; SNG Copenhagen -; AUB -.
ancientone
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Phoenicia, Tyros, Elagabal, BMC 2652 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 28
obv. IMP CAES AVR AV AN - TONINVS AVG
Bust, cuirassed with chain armor, laureate, r.
rev. TY - RIO - R - VM
Astarte, in double chiton, wearing mural crown, stg. facing, l. foot on prow, holding long transversal sceptre in l. arm and touching tropaion on left side with her r. hand; on the r. side Nike stg. l. on a high narrow column and crowning her with wreath; at her feet r. a palm and l. a murex shell.
BMC 26
about VF, even brown patina, slightly rough

At Sidon, massive mounds (hundreds of yards long and several yards deep) of Murex trunculus were found. The shells were broken in the spot that gives access to the glands from which the dyestuff is obtained. At some distance, a separate and distinct massive mound of Murex brandaris and Thais haemostoma was found. Since a reddish-purple dye is most readily obtainable from the Murex brandaris and Thais haemostoma as opposed to the bluish-purple obtained from the Murex trunculus, Egyptologist A. Dedekind (1898) viewed this fact as undeniable proof that Murex trunculus was the snail used exclusively for tekhelet (blue), and the others for argaman (purple) (c) A. Navon .(from Den of Antiquity)
1 commentsJochen
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Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt62 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy II, Philadelphos, 285 - 246 B.C.

Sidon is mentioned by the prophets Isaiah (e.g. Isaiah 23:2,4,12), Jeremiah (Jeremiah 25:22, 27:3, 47:4), Ezekiel (Ezekiel 27:8, 28:21, 32:30) and Joel (Joel 3:4). Jesus visited Sidon on (Matthew 15:21, Mark 3:8, Mark 7:24, Luke 6:17). Paul sailed for Rome from Sidon (Acts 27:3,4).

Silver tetradrachm, Svoronos 713, SNG Cop 506, aVF, Sidon mint, 14.39g, 27.0mm, 0o, obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis; reverse, eagle standing left on thunderbolt.



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Ptolémée II (de 283 à 246 av. J.-C.)12 viewsTetradrachme de Ptolémée II Philadelphe ("Qui aime son frère" ou "Qui aime sa sœur")
Dynastie Lagides
Royaume d'Egypte
frappé à Sidon en Phénicie
en l'an de règne 33 - ΛΓ - (253-252 avant J.-C.)
13,37g
24mm
Svoronos 740

Avers anépigraphe, buste diadémé de Ptolémée Ier à droite avec l'égide nouée autour du cou.
Revers, un aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entr'ouvertes, dans le champ de chaque côté, les deux premières lettres de l’atelier ΣI, la date ΛΓ et un monogramme.
ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ - ΣΩTHΡOΣ - ΣI - ΛΓ
PTOLEMAIOU - SWTHROS - ΣI - ΛΓ
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Ptolemy I as satrap. Tetradrachm crica 320-319 BC.5 viewsSidon mint, (25mm., 16.83g.) Head of Heracles r., wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Zeus Aëtophoros seated l., holding sceptre; Ξ (date) in left field, ΣI below throne. Price P172 (misdescribed).Ruslan K
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Ptolemy II AR Tetradrachm39 viewsObv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right; dotted border.
Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣILEΩΣ - Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; SI before.
Year: 285-246 BC
Mint: Sidon
Cat #:Svoronos 713
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Ptolemy II Philadelphos 285-246 B.C AR Tetradrachm, Sidon Mint80 viewsPTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos. 285-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.02 g, 1h). Sidon mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis; c/m: pellet with radiating lines / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; ΣI before. Svoronos 713; SNG Copenhagen 506. VF, toned.
Ex CNG Sale 230 Lot: 158
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Ptolemy II Philadelphos; 30.6 mm; Sidon11 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy II, 285 - 246 B.C. Bronze AE 30, Svoronos 760, F, 21.330g, 30.6mm, 0o, Sidon mint, obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse BASILEWS PTOLEMAIOU, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, double cornucopia across shoulder; rare, ex FORVMPodiceps
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Ptolemy II, AR Tetradrachm25 viewsSV 749? /249-248 BC /Sidon mint
obv: dia. st r. wearing aegis
rev: eagle l.on thunderbolt, date in field
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Ptolemy II, Sidon14 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy II, Philadelphos, 285 - 246 B.C. Bronze hemiobol, Svoronos 762, SNG Cop 191, Weiser 45, aVF/F, Sidon mint, 5.562g, 18.3mm, 0o, obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse BASILEWS PTOLEMAIOU, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, filleted cornucopia across shoulder; scarce. ex FORVM Podiceps
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Ptolemy III Euergetes18 viewsPtolemy III Euergetes. 246-221 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.22 gm) of Sidon, RY 3, 245/4/3 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I wearing aegis, r. / Eagle stdg l. on thunderbolt. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ | ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, ΣΙ over Ξ to l., Γ over ΗΛ monogram to r. VF. CNG Web Auction. Rare. Lorber CPE I #816; Svoronos 1026 (Ptolemy III) pl. 67b #10. cf. DCA 31 (Ξ, not ΞΗ); BMC 7.48 #18-19; CNG EA 359 #115.
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Ptolemy IV drachm148 viewsBronze drachm

Horned head of Zeus Ammon right, wearing taenia

ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ (PTOLEMAIOU BASILWS)
Eagle with wings closed standing left on thunderbolt, filleted cornucopia left, LI between eagle's legs

Alexandria (or Sidon) mint
220-203 BC

Svoronos 1126, VF, brown patina,
68.751g, 40.9mm, 0o,


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Ptolemy V Epiphanes13 viewsPtolemy V Epiphanes. 204-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.50 gm) at Sidon, military mint in Phoenicia (202-200 BC). Diademed and draped bust of Ptolemy V r. / Eagle standing l. on thunderbolt, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, Σ to l. gVF. Svoronos 1293 pl.43 #6; Mørkholm, Portrait, Group III (A3/P7[?]); BMC 68. Cf. CNG 85 #542.Anaximander
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ROMAN EMPIRE - SIDON, PHOENICIA - Vespasian9 viewsROMAN EMPIRE - SIDON, PHOENICIA - Vespasian (69-79 AD) AE16 Dated CY 188 (AD 77/8). Obv.: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; before, star within crescent Rev.: ΣΙΔΩΝΩΝ ΘΕΑΣ Θ, Galley left, ΗΠΡ (date) above. Reference: RPC II 2055.dpaul7
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Roman, Annia Faustina, AE19, Sidon81 viewsRoman, Annia Faustina --AE19, Sidon. R: Askliepos L w/serpent staff and wand. NISC. 1 commentsfeatherz
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Salah ad-Din Yusuf Ibn Ayyub71 viewsHis name in Arabic, in full, is SALAH AD-DIN YUSUF IBN AYYUB ("Righteousness of the Faith, Joseph, Son of Job"), also called AL-MALIK AN-NASIR SALAH AD-DIN YUSUF I (b. 1137/38, Tikrit, Mesopotamia--d. March 4, 1193, Damascus), Muslim sultan of Egypt, Syria, Yemen, and Palestine, founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, and the most famous of Muslim heroes.

In wars against the Christian crusaders, he achieved final success with the disciplined capture of Jerusalem (Oct. 2, 1187), ending its 88-year occupation by the Franks. The great Christian counterattack of the Third Crusade was then stalemated by Saladin's military genius.

Saladin was born into a prominent Kurdish family. On the night of his birth, his father, Najm ad-Din Ayyub, gathered his family and moved to Aleppo, there entering the service of 'Imad ad-Din Zangi ibn Aq Sonqur, the powerful Turkish governor in northern Syria. Growing up in Ba'lbek and Damascus, Saladin was apparently an undistinguished youth, with a greater taste for religious studies than military training.

His formal career began when he joined the staff of his uncle Asad ad-Din Shirkuh, an important military commander under the amir Nureddin, son and successor of Zangi. During three military expeditions led by Shirkuh into Egypt to prevent its falling to the Latin-Christian (Frankish) rulers of the states established by the First Crusade, a complex, three-way struggle developed between Amalric I, the Latin king of Jerusalem, Shawar, the powerful vizier of the Egyptian Fatimid caliph, and Shirkuh. After Shirkuh's death and after ordering Shawar's assassination, Saladin, in 1169 at the age of 31, was appointed both commander of the Syrian troops and vizier of Egypt.

His relatively quick rise to power must be attributed not only to the clannish nepotism of his Kurdish family but also to his own emerging talents. As vizier of Egypt, he received the title king (malik), although he was generally known as the sultan. Saladin's position was further enhanced when, in 1171, he abolished the Shi'i Fatimid caliphate, proclaimed a return to Sunnah in Egypt, and consequently became its sole ruler.

Although he remained for a time theoretically a vassal of Nureddin, that relationship ended with the Syrian emir's death in 1174. Using his rich agricultural possessions in Egypt as a financial base, Saladin soon moved into Syria with a small but strictly disciplined army to claim the regency on behalf of the young son of his former suzerain.
Soon, however, he abandoned this claim, and from 1174 until 1186 he zealously pursued a goal of uniting, under his own standard, all the Muslim territories of Syria, northern Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Egypt.

This he accomplished by skillful diplomacy backed when necessary by the swift and resolute use of military force. Gradually, his reputation grew as a generous and virtuous but firm ruler, devoid of pretense, licentiousness, and cruelty. In contrast to the bitter dissension and intense rivalry that had up to then hampered the Muslims in their resistance to the crusaders, Saladin's singleness of purpose induced them to rearm both physically and spiritually.

Saladin's every act was inspired by an intense and unwavering devotion to the idea of jihad ("holy war")-the Muslim equivalent of the Christian crusade. It was an essential part of his policy to encourage the growth and spread of Muslim religious institutions.

He courted its scholars and preachers, founded colleges and mosques for their use, and commissioned them to write edifying works especially on the jihad itself. Through moral regeneration, which was a genuine part of his own way of life, he tried to re-create in his own realm some of the same zeal and enthusiasm that had proved so valuable to the first generations of Muslims when, five centuries before, they had conquered half the known world.

Saladin also succeeded in turning the military balance of power in his favour-more by uniting and disciplining a great number of unruly forces than by employing new or improved military techniques. When at last, in 1187, he was able to throw his full strength into the struggle with the Latin crusader kingdoms, his armies were their equals. On July 4, 1187, aided by his own military good sense and by a phenomenal lack of it on the part of his enemy, Saladin trapped and destroyed in one blow an exhausted and thirst-crazed army of crusaders at Hattin, near Tiberias in northern Palestine.

So great were the losses in the ranks of the crusaders in this one battle that the Muslims were quickly able to overrun nearly the entire Kingdom of Jerusalem. Acre, Toron, Beirut, Sidon, Nazareth, Caesarea, Nabulus, Jaffa (Yafo), and Ascalon (Ashqelon) fell within three months.

But Saladin's crowning achievement and the most disastrous blow to the whole crusading movement came on Oct. 2, 1187, when Jerusalem, holy to both Muslim and Christian alike, surrendered to the Sultan's army after 88 years in the hands of the Franks. In stark contrast to the city's conquest by the Christians, when blood flowed freely during the barbaric slaughter of its inhabitants, the Muslim reconquest was marked by the civilized and courteous behaviour of Saladin and his troops. His sudden success, which in 1189 saw the crusaders reduced to the occupation of only three cities, was, however, marred by his failure to capture Tyre, an almost impregnable coastal fortress to which the scattered Christian survivors of the recent battles flocked. It was to be the rallying point of the Latin counterattack.

Most probably, Saladin did not anticipate the European reaction to his capture of Jerusalem, an event that deeply shocked the West and to which it responded with a new call for a crusade. In addition to many great nobles and famous knights, this crusade, the third, brought the kings of three countries into the struggle.

The magnitude of the Christian effort and the lasting impression it made on contemporaries gave the name of Saladin, as their gallant and chivalrous enemy, an added lustre that his military victories alone could never confer on him.

The Crusade itself was long and exhausting, and, despite the obvious, though at times impulsive, military genius of Richard I the Lion-Heart, it achieved almost nothing. Therein lies the greatest-but often unrecognized--achievement of Saladin. With tired and unwilling feudal levies, committed to fight only a limited season each year, his indomitable will enabled him to fight the greatest champions of Christendom to a draw. The crusaders retained little more than a precarious foothold on the Levantine coast, and when King Richard set sail from the Orient in October 1192, the battle was over.

Saladin withdrew to his capital at Damascus. Soon, the long campaigning seasons and the endless hours in the saddle caught up with him, and he died. While his relatives were already scrambling for pieces of the empire, his friends found that the most powerful and most generous ruler in the Muslim world had not left enough money to pay for his own grave.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
H.A.R. Gibb, "The Arabic Sources for the Life of Saladin," Speculum, 25:58-72 (1950). C.W. Wilson's English translation of one of the most important Arabic works, The Life of Saladin (1897), was reprinted in 1971. The best biography to date is Stanley Lane-Poole, Saladin and the Fall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, new ed. (1926, reprinted 1964), although it does not take account of all the sources.
See: http://stp.ling.uu.se/~kamalk/language/saladin.html

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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Samaria. circa 400-300 BC. Obol AR 9mm.26 viewsObv. Sidonian galley to left over waves.
Rev. Persian king fighting lion, O between.
References: Meshorer and Qedar 199; HGC 10, 399.
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Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II, First Reign 145-140 B.C, Sidon, Phoenicia92 viewsSilver tetradrachm, SNG Israel 1655, Houghton 717, S 7055, gVF, 14.08g, 26.6mm, 0o, Sidon mint, 145-144 B.C.; obverse diademed bust right, border of dots; reverse BASILEOS DHMHTRIOU, eagle standing left, HXR (= year 168 = 145/144 B.C.), monogram and palm branch in left field, SIDW and aphlastron in right field; small nick on cheek, nicely toned2 commentssalem
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Shekel 1/2 Phoenician with Persian king/hero34 views1 commentsChance Vandal
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Sidon41 viewsPTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos. 285-246 BC. Æ Obol (23mm, 11.34 g). Sidon mint. Struck 256-249 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; double cornucopia before. Svoronos 761; Weiser 44; SNG Copenhagen -. VF, attractive black patina.

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Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) - 1/8 shekel (Vth C. BC)19 viewsObv.: galley sailing left bfore the walls of Sidon, beneath lion (?) left.
Rev.: bearded deity standing right shooting with bow ; countermark
8 mm
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Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) - 1/8 shekel (Vth C. BC)12 viewsObv.: galley sailing left before the walls of Sidon
Rev.: bearded deity standing right, shooting with bow.
8 mm
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Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) - 1/8 shekel of Abdashtart (Strato I, 370-358 BC)26 viewsObv.: galley sailing left upon waves
Rev.: bearded deity about to slay lion, between them an altar, and letter O.
9 mm
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Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) - 1/8 shekel of Abdashtart (Strato I, 370-358 BC)23 viewsObv.: galley sailing left above waves
Rev.: bearded deity about to slay lion, between them lettres O O
9 mm
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Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) - Claudius25 viewsrev.: ΣIΔΩNOΣ , Europe riding the Bull right. Date : BΞP : year 162 = 51-52 AD.

In the mythology, Europe was a princess from Sidon.
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Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) - Elagabalus33 viewsRev. : Processional cart containing the ovoid sacred stone of of Astarte, SID above.
19 mm.
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Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) - Elagabalus28 viewsRev.: processional cart containing the ovoid sacred stone of Astarte.
24 mm
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Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) - Tetradrachm of Caracalla23 viewsOn the reverse, there is the ceremonial cart of Astarte between the eagle's legs.Ginolerhino
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SIDON - FENICIA35 viewsAmonedación autónoma de la Ciudad.

AE 20 x 21 mm 6.6 gr.

Anv: Busto vestido, velado y con corona mural o torreada de Tyche (Diosa de la Ciudad), viendo a derecha.
Rev: Galera de guerra a izquierda, "LAI / ΣIΔΩNIΩN” sobre ella y leyenda fenicia debajo “Perteneciente a (la Ciudad de) los Sidonianos”.

Acuñada: LAI= Año 11 - Aprox. 100/99 A.C.
Ceca: Sidón - Fenicia

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.2 #5962 Pag.547 – B.M.C. Vol.26 (Phoenicia) #123/4 Pag.162
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Sidon Phoenicia47 viewsSidon in Phoenicia, autonomous coinage, time of Nero, dated year 169 of the city era = 58-59 AD, cf. Lindgren 1435, 1435a (BMC 182, 185; SNG Cop. 243, 244). Tanit
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SIDON PHOENICIA SILVER 1/8 SHEKEL. 333BC. Slaying Lion 30 viewsSILVER COIN OF SIDON PHOENICIA FROM BEFORE 333 BC.
8.3 MM AND 0.45 GRAMS. Sear 5940v
OBVERSE – Bearded diety about to slay lion, within incuse square
REVERSE – Galley with zig-zag waves below

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Like most Phoenician cities, Sidon was built on a promontory facing an island, which sheltered its fleet from storms off the sea, and became a refuge during armed incursions from the interior. lt surpassed all other Phoenician cities in wealth, commercial initiative, and religious significance. At the height of the Persian Empire (550 - 330 BC) Sidon provided Persia, a great land power, with the ships and seamen it needed to fight the Egyptians and Greeks. This vital role gave Sidon and its kings a highly favored position during that period.
Glass manufacture, Sidon's most important enterprise, was conducted on such a vast scale that the very invention of glass has often been attributed to it. Exceedingly vigorous, too, was the production of purple dye for garments of royalty, as attested by Murex Hill, a huge mound of remains of the shellfish Murex trunculus from which the dye was obtained. Sidon was also famous in ancient times for its gardens and its twin-basin harbor.

Like other Phoenician capitals, Sidon suffered the depredations of a succession of conquerors. At the end of the Persian era, unable to resist the superior forces of the emperor Artaxerxes lll, the desperate Sidonians locked their gates and immolated themselves in their homes rather than submit to the invader. More than 40,000 died in the flames. Shortly after, in 333 BC, the decimated city was too weak to oppose the triumphal march down the coast of Alexander the Great, and sued for peace.

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Sidon, AE16; Demeter / Ear of corn, ΔΙ = year 147 viewsPHOENICIA, SIDON; 1st cent. B.C. Æ 16, 3.1g. Obv. Veiled head of Demeter right. ΣΙΔ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΙΛΟΥ, Ear of corn, ΔΙ = year 14 = 75/6 B.C. Podiceps
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Sidon, AE17; Jugate busts of Tyche and Zeus right / Galley13 viewsPHOENICIA, Sidon; 1st cent. B.C. Æ 17, 8.3g. Obv. Jugate busts of Tyche and Zeus right. Rev. ΣΙΔ(ΩΝΟΣ) ΘΕΑΣ, Galley rowing left.Podiceps
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Sidon, AE21; Jugate busts of Tyche and Zeus right / Galley12 viewsPHOENICIA, Sidon. Ca. 1st century B.C. Æ 21mm (8.7g). Jugate busts of Tyche and Zeus right / Galley; date. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 221; cf. BMC pp. 164-5, 137ff. Ex David LiebertPodiceps
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Sidon, Bust of Tyche r./ war galley32 viewsSidon, Phoenicia, c. 2nd Century B.C. Bronze AE 21, BMC Phoenicia p. 161, 119 ff.; SNG Cop 214 ff., gF, Sidon mint, 3.787g, 16.1mm, 0o, obverse bust of turreted and veiled Tyche right; reverse “ΣΙΔΩΝΙΩΝ”, war galley left, stern with aphlaston, date above, Phoenician inscription 'l ts d n m' (of the Sidonians) below. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Sidon, Elagabalus (?) AE 27mm Royal Carriage 60 viewsSidon
BMC 255v Phoenicia, Sidon. Elagabalus Æ 26. M AV ANTONINVS (...), laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / COL AVR PIA METRO, SID below, Car of Astarte on two wheels, four columns supporting roof, above which emerge four palm-branches, Baetyl on base within, inverted crescent above. _2799
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Sidon, Phoenicia57 views64 B.C. - 117 A.D.
Bronze AE17
4.96 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy, hair in knot at back and in two long plaits on neck, border of dots
Rev.: Cista mystica, thyrsos behind [date above], ΣIΔΩNOΣ / ΘEAΣ below, all in ivy wreath
Sear 5967; BMC Phoenicia p. 168, 159/60

Inscription reads "Holy Sidon"
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Sidon, Phoenicia Tyche/War Galley28 viewsSidon, Phoenicia
Struck during the lst century BC.
Ob: Bust of Tyche right, wearing turreted crown laureate, veil, earring and necklace.
Rv: War-galley left; on it, Astarte standing left.
References: BMC 130-136
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Sidon, Ptolemy II15 viewsPtolemy II
285-246 BC
Sidon
AE 37, 43.24 g
sv-759, SNG Cop
Obv: Head of Zeus Ammon
Rx: Eagle standing l. on thunderbolt, double conucopia before

Ex Don Doswell Collection
Ex HJB
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Sidon,Phoenicia46 viewsBust of Tyche right, wearing turreted crown laureate, veil, earring and necklace
War-galley left with Astarte standing left. Delta lambda sigma in left field. 108/109 A.d. 12-13mm.
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Sidon; 100-200 A.D. Æ 13; Tyche/ Galley24 viewsPhoenicia, Sidon 100 - 200 A.D. 3,2 g. 13 mm. Bronze, Obv. Turreted head of Tyche right. Rev. (Σ)ΙΔΩΝO(Σ) ΘΕΑΣ, galley, below Bς SNG Cop. 243. Podiceps
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Sidon; Late 1st century A.D. Æ 24; Tyche/ Galley19 viewsPhoenicia, Sidon. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Late 1st century A.D. Æ 24 mm (12.79 g, 12 h). Civic year 191 (A.D. 80/1). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; behind, date (EIP) / Galley sailing right; legend includes NAYAPXI?OS. RPC 2047; BMC 193; Lindgren III 1436; Rouvier 1293. Near VF, coppery dark brown surfaces, some roughness on reverse. Rare. The legend on this coin describes Sidon as Nauarchis or "Mistress of the Fleet." This title was assumed by the Phoenician maritime city as part of the ongoing intercity rivalry of southern Syria and Phoenicia in the Roman period with cities like Tyre, Tripolis, and Laodicea ad Mare attempting to claim pre-eminent status on the coast. Ex Frank L. Kovacs (Vauctions)Podiceps
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sidonbmc2292 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAESAR MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: A P across fields →SIDCO/METRO, Europa riding bull right, cloak billowing out above her.
24 mm, 9.23 gms

BMC 229
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAESAR MAV ANTONINVS AVG], laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: A P →SIDCO/METRO, Europa riding bull right, cloak billowing out above her.
26 mm, 6.20 gms

BMC 233
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sidonbmc2374 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CES MA-V ANTONINVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
Rev: SIDCOLMETRO, in left field, AVR/PIA, Kadmon standing left, head right; right foot on prow; right hand raised; sword in sheath at waist; left hand on waist.
23 mm, 9.04 gms

BMC 237
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sidonbmc2382 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CMA ANT-ONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: [C]OL AV PM METSIDON, Kadmon standing left, head right; right foot on prow; right hand raised; sword in sheath at waist; left hand on waist.
23 mm, 7.48 gms

BMC 238
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sidonbmc2426 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAESAR MAV ANTO]NINVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: [COL] AVR PIA METRO SID, Astarte standing facing, with foot on prow, holding stylis and being crowned by Nike on column; to lower left, Marsyas standing right.
29 mm, 19.62 gms

BMC 242
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sidonbmc2443 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IM] C MAV AN-TONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AVRPIA SIDO COLMET, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, two palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl) on base; double capital shaped head to sphere; dotted lines on roof and body of car.
29 mm, 22.34 gms

BMC 244.
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sidonbmc2457 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAESAR - MAV ANTONINVS [AVG]. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Countermark: Car of Astarte within incuse square.
Rev: AVRPIA SID COLMET, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, two palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl) on base; double capital shaped head to sphere; dotted line on roof and horizontal and transverse lines on body of car.
29 mm, 18.57 gms

BMC 245. For countermark: Howgego 396
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sidonbmc24713 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAE M AVR] ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Countermark: Car of Astarte within incuse square.
Rev: COL ... METRO →SID, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl) with 2 figures below; dotted line on roof.
24 mm, 11.99 gms

BMC 247, Rouvier 1494. For countermark: Howgego 396
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sidonbmc2504 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: COLAVR PIA METRO →SID, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, palm branches above, within car, baetyl on draped base.
25 mm, 7.98 gms

BMC 250
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IM C M AV ANTONINVS. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: AVPI SID C·MET, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl).
18 mm, 5.49 gms

BMC 259

Ex Hollschek Slg 6199
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: (…) →SIDO, Cadmus or Phoenix standing right about to throw lance at lion below.
25 mm, 10.00 gms

BMC 262
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP · C M AV ANTONINVS AV. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: COLAVR PIAMETR0, across fields below, SI D, three military standards each surmounted by an eagle.
30 mm, 18.18 gms

BMC 273; Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger Auction 350-353, lot 3069 (this coin)

Ex Sammlung R.P. Ex GM 104, 2000, Los Nr. 775.
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IM C M AVR AN-TONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Countermark: murex shell in rectangular incuse.
Rev: COLAVRPI AME TR SIDON →IEPEOECISE, Agnostic table with four legs, upon it two prize crowns each with a palm branch, below the table, amphora and five balloting balls.
29 mm, 14.11 gms

BMC 274. Countermark: Howgego 360
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IM C M AV ANT-ONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: COL AVR PIA METR SIDON around, IER/PERIP/OECV/ISEL in four lines within wreath, border of dots.
28 mm, 18.67 gms

BMC 284 variant (different obverse and reverse legends); Naville Numismatics Auction 50, lot 207 (this coin).
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Sidone - Mazaios36 viewsSilver 1/8th shekel, Betlyon 38 and pl IV ("A new Chronology for the pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANS MN 21), F, .70g, 9.4mm, 0o, Phoenicia, Sidon mint, 334-333 B.C.; obverse War galley moving left with oars, row of shields along bulwarks, two lines of waves below, border of dots, uncertain date numeral above; reverse Great king advancing right reaches with left to grab lion, draws back a dagger in his right, Aramaic letters (= mz = Mazaeus) in center, all in incuse square;Caffaro
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Syria, Arwad / Ruad (Arados, Phoenicia)25 viewsArwad, an island about 800 m long by 500 m wide, about 50 km north of Tripolis, was settled in the early 2nd millennium B.C. by the Phoenicians. Ancient Arados was an important trading city surrounded by a massive wall and an artificial harbor on the east side toward the mainland. Its powerful navy and ships are mentioned in the monuments of Egypt and Assyria. In the Bible, an "Arvad" is noted as the forefather of the "Arvadites," a Canaanite people. Arados ruled some neighboring cities on the mainland, such as Marat (present-day Amrit) and Sumur, the former nearly opposite the island and the latter some kilometers to the south and held hegemony over the northern Phoenician cities from the mouth of the Orontes to the northern limits of Lebanon, something like that of Sidon in the south. Under the Persians, Arwad was allowed to unite in a confederation with Sidon and Tyre, with a common council at Tripolis. When Alexander the Great invaded Syria in 332 B.C., Arados submitted without a struggle under her king Strato, who sent his navy to aid Alexander in the reduction of Tyre. The city received the favor of the Seleucid kings of Syria and enjoyed the right of asylum for political refugees. It is mentioned in a rescript from Rome about 138 B.C. in connection with other cities and rulers of the East, to show favor to the Jews. This was after Rome had begun to interfere in the affairs of Judea and Syria and indicates that Arwad was still of considerable importance at that time.

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The First Alexander Tetradrachm to be Struck in Sidon during the Siege of Tyre259 viewsKings of Macedonia, Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Sidon
Head of young Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus left seated on a backless throne, eagle in right hand, scepter held in left hand, Phoenician date (letter Alaph) indicating Year 1 (333/2 BC) beneath throne, indistinct Phoenician letter Sadhe (being the initial of Sidon) in outer left field.
Price 3467a (same dies); Newell Sidon 8, dies I/α.; Le Rider pl. 4, 1 & 2. The first Alexander tetradrachm emission from Sidon mint 333/2 BC from the first Alexander dies used at the mint.

This is amongst the first Alexander coinage struck at Sidon and dated to Year 1 of his Asian reign, being the year in which he defeated the Persian King Darius at the battle of Issos, which was shortly followed by the surrender of Sidon. This coin is from the first Alexander dies to be used at Sidon and would have been struck during Alexander's siege of nearby Tyre probably as part of the funding for the siege effort.
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Tyche (turreted head right)123 viewsPHOENICIA. Sidon. Elagabalus. Æ 25. A.D. 218-222. Obv: IMPCAEMAV(RANTONINVSAVG) or similar. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before face. Rev: COLAVR-RIA-METRO, SID in ex. Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof; within spherical object (Baetyl), inverted crescent above, two uncertain figures at base. Ref: BMC 255 for rev. Axis: 195°. Weight: 10.97 g. Note: Howgego 205 was apparently only applied to coins of Elagabalus. CM: Turreted head of Tyche right, in rectangular punch, 5 x 6 mm. Howgego 205 (7 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Unpuplished Silver Obol; Sidon mint. Circa 375-332 BC15 viewsObv: City walls with three towers.
Rev: Prow of galley with eye to right; five pellets above, Lion below.
10mm and 0.9 grams
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X in square punch150 viewsPHOENICIA. Sidon. Civic. Æ 15. Time of Claudius-Nero (?). Obv: Veiled and turreted head of Tyche right; countermark on head. Rev: (...) ΞP (...) uncertain inscription, although may read L(?)ΞP-ΣIΔΩNOΣ-ΘEAΣ. War galley. Ref: RPC 4589-4591 (?). Axis: 360°. Weight: 2.74 g. CM: X in square punch, 3 mm. Howgego 735i (12 pcs). Note: Countermark of the 10th legion Fretensis. Collection Automan.Automan
 
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