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E-auction 201-130004 - bgr_396297 - PHOENICIA - BYBLOS Seizième de statère

PHOENICIA - BYBLOS Seizième de statère VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 30 €
Maximum bid : 33 €
End of the sale : 20 February 2017 14:03:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Seizième de statère
Date: c. 450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Byblos, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 7 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,47 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure très importante, identifiable
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Sphinx assis à gauche, coiffé de la double couronne égyptienne.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Le faucon Horus debout à gauche, dans les restes d’un carré creux.


Ce monnayage serait l’un des plus anciens de la cité et la plus dénomination frappée. Pour ce type, J. et A. G. Elayi ont recensé dix exemplaires avec quatre coins de droit et quatre coins de revers identifiés.

Historical background


(4th century BC)

Elpaal - King

Byblos, also known as "Gebal", the modern Jbaïl, is located 30 km north of Beirut, the ancient Beryte. For the 4th century BC, we know the names of the following kings: Elpaal, Azbaal, Adramelek and Ainel. They all have the same monetary typology.

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