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Live auction - bgr_651323 - PHOENICIA - BYBLOS Shekel

PHOENICIA - BYBLOS  Shekel XF
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2021/06/15 14:00:00
bgr_651323
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Type : Shekel
Date: c. 330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Byblos, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 13,7 g.
Rarity : R1
Slab
slab NGC
NGC :
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Jolie représentation du droit. Patine grise avec reflets dorés
Predigree :
Exemplaire sous coque NGC XF (Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5)

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE ARAMÉENNE (AZBAAL, ROI DE GEBAL).
Reverse description : Lion bondissant à gauche sur un taureau.

Historical background


PHOENICIA - BYBLOS

(400-376 before J.-CC.)

Azbaal - King

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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