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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
off center, small edge split, tiny edge chip, Arados (Arwad, Syria
) mint, weight
0.665g, maximum diameter
9.5mm, die axis
, 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; ON LAYAWAY
Catalog current as of Monday, May 20, 2019.
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