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Live auction - bgr_717358 - PHOENICIA - BYBLOS Seizième de shekel

PHOENICIA - BYBLOS Seizième de shekel AU
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Starting price : 100 €
Estimate : 200 €
Price : 120 €
Maximum bid : 120 €
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 14:25:20
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Seizième de shekel
Date: c. 425-401 AC.
Mint name / Town : Byblos, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Monnaie finement détaillée. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Galère voguant à gauche, ornée d'un masque de lion avec deux hoplites à l'intérieur ; gouvernail ; au-dessous, les flots, un hippocampe et un coquillage couché (murex).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE ARAMÉENNE (ELPA’AL ROI DE GEBAL).
Reverse description : Lion bondissant à gauche sur un taureau.

Historical background


PHOENICIA - BYBLOS

(Fourth century BC)

Elpaal - King (c. 400-380 AC.)

Byblos, also known as the "Gebal" modern Jbeil, is located 30 km north of Beirut, the ancient Berytus. For the fourth century BC, we know the names of the following kings: Elpaal, Azbaal, Adrammelech and Ainel. They all have the same monetary typology.

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