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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Phoenicia| > RF89147
Sidon, Phoenicia, 116 - 117 A.D.
Sidon is mentioned by the prophets Isaiah (e.g. Isaiah 23:2,4,12), Jeremiah (Jeremiah 25:22, 27:3, 47:4), Ezekiel (Ezekiel 27:8, 28:21, 32:30) and Joel (Joel 3:4). Jesus visited Sidon (Matthew 15:21, Mark 3:8, Mark 7:24, Luke 6:17). Paul sailed for Rome from Sidon (Acts 27:3,4).
RF89147. Bronze AE 23, RPC Online III 3871; SNG Cop 247; BMC Phoenicia p. 175, 197; Rouvier 1392; Baramki AUB 195, Nice VF, dark tone, tiny encrustations, slightly off center, Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) mint, weight 10.221g, maximum diameter 23.4mm, die axis 0o, time of Hadrian, 116 - 117 A.D.; obverse turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right, apluster behind, star before below chin; reverse ΣI∆ΩNOΣ - IEPAΣ (Holy Sidon), two-wheeled cart of Astarte carrying cult statue, roof supported by four columns, year ZKΣ (227) below; $175.00 SALE |PRICE| $158.00










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