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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.
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
, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse
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
Catalog current as of Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
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