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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Phoenicia| > GF93780
Marathos, Phoenicia, 157 - 156 B.C.
|Phoenicia|, |Marathos,| |Phoenicia,| |157| |-| |156| |B.C.|, Marathos (Amrit) was the most northern coastal town in Phoenicia. 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 Arados, to which the subsequent coins of Marathos are dated. The federation of cities was not completely independent. The Seleukids retained overlordship. This type was issued intermittently from era of Arados year 38 (222 - 221 B.C.) to year 108 (152 - 151 B.C.). Arados destroyed Marathos, c. 145 B.C., but later rebuilt it as a colony.
GF93780. Bronze AE 22, Duyrat Ateliers 134 - 138 var. (controls); SNG Cop 166 var. (same); BMC Phoenicia p. 121, 9 var. (same); Cohen DCA 830/103; HGC 10 193, VF, green patina, small earthen encrustations, weak strike reverse center, Marathos (near Tartus, Syria) mint, weight 8.841g, maximum diameter 22.3mm, die axis 0o, 157 - 156 B.C.; obverse veiled bust of Astarte right; reverse Marathos standing left, aphlaston in right hand, left arm resting on column behind, Phoenician year 103 left, Phoenician ethnic (MRT) right, Phoenician control letters he over mem inner left and shin lower right; from the Errett Bishop Collection; SOLD











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