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Live auction - bgr_825925 - PHOENICIA - BYBLOS Shekel

PHOENICIA - BYBLOS  Shekel XF
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Type : Shekel
Date: c. 450-425 AC.
Mint name / Town : Byblos, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 12,90 g.
Rarity : R3
Slab
slab NGC
NGC :
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Joli sphinx. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Monnaie avec son certificat d’exportation n° 225384 délivré par le Ministère français de la Culture. Exemplaire sous coque NGC XF (Strike 5/5, Surface 2/5)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Sphinx couché à gauche portant la double couronne d’Egypte .

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE ARAMÉENNE.
Reverse description : Hippocampe passant à gauche dans un carré creux.

Commentary


Exemplaire de la plus grande rareté. Un seul autre exemplaire est connu et passé à la vente en 2008 (NAC, 46, lot n° 291).

Historical background


PHOENICIA - BYBLOS

(400-376 BC)

Azbaal - 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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