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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Phoenicia| > GB82345
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.
GB82345. Bronze AE 17, BMC Phoenicia p. 13, 88 - 90, nice VF, Arados (Arwad, Syria) mint, weight 3.843g, maximum diameter 16.9mm, die axis 135o, c. 240 - 237 B.C.; obverse Turreted bust of Tyche right, [palm branch behind]; reverse prow of galley left, with Athena figurehead, AP monogram above; nice glossy black patina with red earthen highlighting; SOLD











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