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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Phoenicia| > GS89005
Persian Empire, Arados, Phoenicia, c. 400 - 350 B.C.
Cyrus the Great took Phoenicia in 539 B.C. Phoenicia was divided into four vassal kingdoms: Sidon, Tyre, Arwad (Arados), and Byblos. Much of the Phoenician population likely migrated to Carthage and other colonies. When Alexander the Great invaded in 332 B.C., King Strato submitted Arvad without a struggle and sent his navy to aid Alexander in the reduction of Tyre.
GS89005. Silver obol, BMC Phoenicia p. 6, 45 ff.; SNG Cop 19 ff., gF, dark toning, obverse off center, small edge split, tiny edge chip, Arados (Arwad, Syria) mint, weight 0.665g, maximum diameter 9.5mm, die axis 180o, c. 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse laureate male head (Dagon or Melqart) right; reverse galley right, two lines of waves below, Phoenician letters mem and aleph above; SOLD











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