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Arados, Phoenicia, Uncertain King, c. 400 - 384 B.C.
Early coins of Arados have the Aramaic letters mem aleph (read from right to left) above the galley, abbreviating Melech Arad (meaning King of Arados), sometimes followed by the king's initial, and sometimes by the Phoenician regnal year date.
GS87352. Silver stater
, Elayi-Elayi Arwad
group III.2.1; HGC 10
, 32 (R1), VF, typical compact flan
, bumps and marks, Arados (Arwad, Syria
) mint, weight
10.308g, maximum diameter
20.1mm, die axis
, c. 400 - 384 B.C.; obverse
of bearded Ba'al Arwad right, with profile eye; reverse
galley right, figure of Pataikos right on prow, row of shields on bulwark, Phoenician letters mem aleph (abbreviating Melech Arad - King
of Arados) from right to left above, three waves below; ex CNG e-auction 424 (11 Jul 2018), lot 252; rare
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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