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Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED

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Phoenicia Shekel Greek : Ancient Coins

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 160
Ancient Coins Ar Tyre 360-322BC Melquarth riding hippocamp on waves, Rev. Owl carrying crook and flail, Phoenician date numerals in r. field (GCV 5914v) VF well-centred £100 London Coins : A160 : Lot 1915 : Greek Ar Shekel Tyre Phoenicia 360-322BC Melquarth riding hippocamp on waves, Rev. Owl carrying croo... London Coins : A160 : Lot 1915 : Greek Ar Shekel Tyre Phoenicia 360-322BC Melquarth riding hippocamp on waves, Rev. Owl carrying croo...

Auction 140
Ancient Coins A of (199) in (42) and (157) housed in a cabinet, The collector remarks: 'The Autonomous Coinage of Phoenicia, although firmly within the series, is remarkable for its maritime imagery and unique script, including several early dated series. The strategic location of Phoenicia (modern ) led to repeated incursions by Alexander and his successors, the Ptolemies and s, and ultimately by the s ; a turbulent history reflected in a further wealth of coin types'. Lot includes s (16) Aradus (2), of Alexander and obv. Tyche, Berytus (), Ake-Ptolemais (3), of II , Antiochus VIII, and Caracalla, Sidon (3) Ptolemy II, , and obv. Tyche, Tyre (7) Ptolemy II, Melquarth, (3), Caracalla, ; Dis (4) Byblos, Sidon, Tyre (2); a of Aradus and s of Tyre (2), with other silver (20) including two very rare fractions of Gebaal (Byblos) Lion/Lotus type. The copper represents the mints of Aradus, Berytus, Ake, Byblos, Carne, Marathus, Orthosia, Tripolis, 'uncertain mint', Sidon, Tyre, comprising a solid range of autonomous and Roman issues including rarities such as (Berytus), Diadumenian, Rev. Temple of Diana, and Aquileia Severa, both of Tyre. Lot includes Books (3), in mixed grades many in VF a few better, the s in particular worthy of further study and further detailed research

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