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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Phoenicia > GS88202
Arados, Phoenicia, 400 - 350 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit
Arwad, Syria, an island in the Mediterranean, was settled by Phoenicians early in the 2nd millennium B.C. In the Bible it is called Arvad. In Greek it was known as Arados. The city also appears in ancient sources as Arpad and Arphad. Antiochus I Soter renamed it Antiochia in Pieria.
GS88202. Fouree silver plated diobol, cf. BMC Phoenicia p. 8, 48 (silver, official, .77g, obol); cf. HGC 2 41 (silver official, c. 3.5g, tetrobol, R1), gVF, rough area at edge, no trace of silvering, unofficial counterfeiter's mint, weight 1.614g, maximum diameter 10.7mm, die axis 0o, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse laureate head of bearded male deity (Ba'al-Arwad) right, normal profile eye; reverse war galley right on waves, Aramaic letters above: MA (from right to left); SOLD










REFERENCES

Campbell, W. Greek and Roman Plated Coins. ANSNNM 75. (New York, 1933).
Metcalf, W. "Two Alexandrian Hoards" in RBN CXXII (1976), pp. 65 - 77, & pls. 1 - 2.

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