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Author Topic: Marathos, Phoenicia Can You Read The Date?  (Read 188 times)

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Marathos, Phoenicia Can You Read The Date?
« on: June 20, 2021, 11:27:55 am »
Marathos, Phoenicia, AE22, 8.841g, HGC 10 193.  I cannot read the date on the reverse left.  I know some of you are very skilled at reading Phoenician dates.  If you can, please help.
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Re: Marathos, Phoenicia Can You Read The Date?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2021, 01:52:19 pm »
Hi Joe,

This particular date formation places the coin between era date 103-105 (157-154 B.C), its difficult to see exactly which year it was struck but I'm leaning towards 103. Also the coin appears unpublished in regards to mintmark combination, the mintmark I am referring to is located between Marathos and the era date (daleph & mem).

https://phoeniciancoins.wordpress.com/marathos/

Duyrat 2002, pg.28, nos.134-150

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Re: Marathos, Phoenicia Can You Read The Date?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2021, 02:14:48 pm »
Thanks Arados.  I agree 103 is the most likely and I am going with that. Thanks!
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Re: Marathos, Phoenicia Can You Read The Date?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2021, 06:41:15 pm »
I believe it is he (Punic later, looks like a reversed R) over mem inner left, shin lower right.
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Re: Marathos, Phoenicia Can You Read The Date?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2021, 10:08:59 pm »
Yes, with the date III and script downwards in left field, he over mem in inner left field, script in right field, it can be dated to year 103, 157-156 BC. The Marathenian (=Aradian) era date 103 in left field is read upwards.

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Re: Marathos, Phoenicia Can You Read The Date?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2021, 03:14:35 pm »
My mistake, yes definitely he over mem.

 

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