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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Kingdom of Elymais| > GB17878
Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes III, 2nd Century A.D.
|Kingdom| |of| |Elymais|, |Kingdom| |of| |Elymais,| |Orodes| |III,| |2nd| |Century| |A.D.|, Through the influence of the Aramaeans, who borrowed the Babylonian pronunciation Bel, the god Baal ultimately became known as the Greek Belos, identified with Zeus.
GB17878. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 16.2.1-1; SGICV 5894, VF, weight 2.769g, maximum diameter 14.9mm, die axis 180o, obverse long bearded bust left wearing tiara decorated with anchor, to right pellet inside crescent above anchor with one crossbar; reverse bust of Belos right, wearing kalathos, cornucopia behind; SOLD










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