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The Persian Empire in Phoenicia, Palestine, Judaea, and Egypt

The Persian Empire included Judaea and the surrounding area, even Egypt. Persian rule in the region ended with Alexander the Great's triumph.


Persian Empire, Judaea (Yehudah), 375 - 333 B.C.

|Persian| |Rule|, |Persian| |Empire,| |Judaea| |(Yehudah),| |375| |-| |333| |B.C.|, |hemiobol|

Minted in Judaea while under Persian control, prior to Alexander the Great's conquest. Click here to see a map of the Persian Empire about 500 B.C.
SH36158. Silver hemiobol, Meshorer TJC 16, Hendin 429v, VF, weight 0.270 g, maximum diameter 7.5 mm, die axis 135o, c. 375 - 333 B.C.; obverse oriental style head of Athena; reverse "YHD" (Yehudah), falcon with wings spread, head right; rare; SOLD


Persian Empire, Tyre, Phoenicia, c. 425 - 310 B.C.

|Persian| |Rule|, |Persian| |Empire,| |Tyre,| |Phoenicia,| |c.| |425| |-| |310| |B.C.|, |1/16| |shekel|
The coinage of Tyre circulated throughout the holy land.
SH12883. Silver 1/16 shekel, Betlyon 20; Elayi-Elayi Tyre 1577 corr. (seahorse right); Rouvier 1819; BMC Phoenicia p. 233, 43; HGC 10 333 (R2); SNG Cop -, gVF, weight .610 g, maximum diameter 8.50 mm, die axis 315o, Tyre mint, c. 425 - 310 B.C.; obverse hippocamp left, waves below; reverse owl standing left, head facing, crook and flail behind (Egyptian symbols of royalty); SOLD


Persian Empire, Gebal-Byblos, Phoenicia, King Azba'al, c. 400 - 376 B.C.

|Persian| |Empire|, |Persian| |Empire,| |Gebal-Byblos,| |Phoenicia,| |King| |Azba'al,| |c.| |400| |-| |376| |B.C.|, |dishekel|
In the Persian period (538 - 332 B.C.), Gebal was a vassal kingdom established by the Persians.

Byblos was famous for its papyrus - the word bible is derived from Byblos.
SH32538. Silver dishekel, SNG Cop 132, SGCV II 6011, Rouvier 639, Dewing 2662, attractive aEF, weight 13.187 g, maximum diameter 26.5 mm, Byblos (Jbail, Lebanon) mint, obverse galley left, lion-head prow, with three hoplites, each helmeted and holding shield, Phoenician monogram ayin zayin (AZ), hippocamp and murex below; reverse Phoenician legend, "Azbaal, king of Gebal", lion attacking bull; SOLD











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