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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Persian Empire| > SH32538
Persian Empire, Gebal-Byblos, Phoenicia, King Azba'al, c. 400 - 376 B.C.
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, Byblos (Jbail, Lebanon) mint, weight 13.187g, maximum diameter 26.5mm, 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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