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Baal

Ba'al simply means 'Lord' in Phoenician and was used to describe many local gods. At first the name Ba'al was used by the Jews for their God, but as the struggle between religions developed, the name Ba'al was given up in Judaism. Over time Ba'al became synonymous with Beelzebub.


Ziz (Panormos), Punic Sicily, c. 405 - 380 B.C.

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Some authorities have identified the male head on the obverse as Apollo. Indeed, on some examples the head does resemble other depictions of the youthful sun god, but on other examples the god is horned. On this coin the head seems to better resemble traditional depictions of Herakles or Baal. The type usually has the Punic ethnic above the bull. Sometimes it is below. Most likely it should be above on this coin but is merely unstruck.
GS79961. Silver obol, cf. Jenkins Punic (SNR 50) 14; BMC Sicily p. 249, 27; SNG ANS 551; SGCV I 889 (all w/ Punic ethnic "sys" above bull), aVF, toned, reverse slightly off center, weight 0.547 g, maximum diameter 9.1 mm, die axis 45o, Ziz (Palermo, Sicily, Italy) mint, c. 405 - 380 B.C.; obverse male head left; reverse man-faced bull advancing left, head turned facing; $115.00 (€101.20)
 


Laranda, Lycaonia, c. 324 - 323 B.C.

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Göktürk identifies this type as issued by Laranda, Lycaonia, which issued coins with the same types. Most references attribute the type to an uncertain city in Cilicia and some to Tarsos. Laranda was destroyed by Perdiccas in about 322 B.C. and later became a seat of Isaurian pirates. This type was minted with a progression of reverses, first with an incuse square, then a square border of dots, and finally with a circle of dots. The original archaic punch reverse gradually evolved into a regular die, nearly identical to an obverse die. This variant was struck near the end of that evolution, perhaps for the defense against Perdiccas.
GS89559. Silver obol, cf. Göktürk 59 (rev border single and square), SNG BnF 448 (same, uncertain Cilicia), SNG Levante 223 (single borders, rev square, uncertain Cilicia), VF, well centered, toned, light marks, some die wear, tiny edge cracks, weight 0.459 g, maximum diameter 11.3 mm, die axis 30o, Laranda (Karaman, Turkey) mint, c. 324 - 323 B.C.; obverse Baal seated left on backless throne, holding grain ear in right, long scepter vertical behind in left; within a double circular border of dots; reverse forepart of wolf right, crescent horns downward above, all within a double circular border of dots; $70.00 (€61.60)
 


Laranda, Lycaonia, 4th Century B.C.

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Göktürk identifies this type as issued by Laranda, Lycaonia, which issued coins with the same types. Most references attribute the type to an uncertain city in Cilicia and some to Tarsos. Laranda was destroyed by Perdiccas in about 322 B.C. and later became a seat of Isaurian pirates. This type was minted with a progression of reverses, first with an incuse square, then a square border of dots, and finally with a circle of dots. The original archaic punch reverse gradually evolved into a regular die, nearly identical to an obverse die. This variant is from near the beginning of that evolution.
GS89572. Silver obol, Göktürk 57, SNG BnF 449 (uncertain Cilicia), SNG Levante 223 (uncertain Cilicia), VF, toned, tight flan, weight 0.654 g, maximum diameter 9.9 mm, die axis 90o, Laranda (Karaman, Turkey) or uncertain Cilician mint, 4th century B.C.; obverse Baal seated left on backless throne, grain ear and bunch of grapes in right, long scepter vertical behind in left; reverse forepart of wolf right, crescent horns downward above, within square dotted boarder in incuse square punch; ex Sayles & Lavender; $70.00 (€61.60)
 







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