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Arados, Phoenicia, 80 - 79 B.C.
King Tigranes the Great of Armenia ruled Syria and Phoenicia from 82 until 69 B.C. when he was defeated by Rome. Arados retained its independence, as it had previously under Ptolemaic and Seleukid domination of the region.
GB57568. Bronze AE 19, Duyrat 4517 ff.; BMC Phoenicia p. 41, 335; Cohen DCA 779, aVF, Arados (Arwad, Syria) mint, weight 6.514g, maximum diameter 18.7mm, die axis 0o
, 80 - 79 B.C.; obverse bust of Astarte right, wearing stephane and veil; reverse humped bull jumping to left, head turned facing, AC over Greek monogram above, below bull: PΠ (year 180) and Phoenician letter aleph over CWM; nice near black patina with red earthen highlighting
Catalog current as of Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
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