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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Phoenicia| > GB93618
Arados, Phoenicia, c. 240 - 237 B.C.
|Phoenicia|, |Arados,| |Phoenicia,| |c.| |240| |-| |237| |B.C.|, In 259 B.C. Arados increased her autonomy and dominated a federation of nearby cities including Gabala, Karne, Marathos and Simyra. Thus began the era of Aradus, to which the subsequent coins of the city are dated. Arados was not completely independent, however, the Seleukids retained overlordship.
GB93618. Bronze AE 16, Duyrat 1374 - 1403; BMC Phoenicia p. 13, 88 - 90; Lindgren III 1334; HGC 10 86 (S); SNG Cop -, VF, nice glossy black patina with red earthen highlighting, obverse edge beveled, tiny edge split, Arados (Arwad, Syria) mint, weight 4.102g, maximum diameter 16.1mm, die axis 0o, c. 240 - 237 B.C.; obverse turreted bust of Tyche right; reverse prow of war galley left with figurehead of Athena Promachos fighting left, no date, (AP monogram) above; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $70.00











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