Ar Shekel. Phoenicia, Tyre. C, 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. Dated CY 30 (97/6 BC). Obv; Laureate bust of Melkart right. Rev; Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond behind; to left, LΛ (date) above club; monogram to right, Phoenician bet between legs. DCA-Tyre 74; Rouvier 2013; BMC 116-7. Over cleaned. 13.75g. NVF/ Fine
Greek Ar (11) Stater Corcyra , 450-400BC, cow and calf, rev. stellate pattern, club behind, K before (GCV 2007v) NVF: Fifth Stater Philip II Macedon c.,350BC (GCV 6689) VF: Tetrdrachm Alexander the Great, mint of Aradus, GF weak before face: Hemidrachms (2) Kolchis c.400BC (GCV 3628) GF, and Cherronesos, Thrace C.400BC, obv. lion (GCV 1602) VF: Drachm Epidamnos-Dyrrachium after 229BC (GCV 1899) VF: Half Shekel Tyre 10/11AD (GCV 3921v, Prieur no examples) F scarce: minors (4) all damaged described on tickets including a rare issue commemorating the defeat of Carthage by Syracuse (11)
Phoenicia (2) Silver One Twelfth Shekel, Tyre (c.400-360BC) Obverse Melqarth riding on Hippocamp., dolphin below, Reverse Owl Standing, head facing , cable border Sear 5913 Fine, One Eighth Shekel Sidon, Obverse War Galley with zigzag waves below, Reverse Bearded Deity about to slay lion Sear 5940 Fine
A collection of Phoenicia (199) in silver (42) and copper (157) housed in a cabinet, The collector remarks: 'The Autonomous Coinage of Phoenicia, although firmly within the Greek series, is remarkable for its maritime imagery and unique script, including several early dated series. The strategic location of Phoenicia (modern Lebanon) led to repeated incursions by Alexander and his successors, the Ptolemies and Seleukids, and ultimately by the Romans ; a turbulent history reflected in a further wealth of coin types'. Lot includes Tetradrachms (16) Aradus (2), of Alexander and obv. Tyche, Berytus (Caracalla), Ake-Ptolemais (3), of Ptolemy II , Antiochus VIII, and Caracalla, Sidon (3) Ptolemy II, Alexander I, and obv. Tyche, Tyre (7) Ptolemy II, Melquarth, Trajan (3), Caracalla, Geta; Dishekels (4) Byblos, Sidon, Tyre (2); a Stater of Aradus and Didrachms 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 Galba (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 bronzes in particular worthy of further study and further detailed research
Ancient Greece (3) Dishekel Late 5th Century BC Phoenicia Tyre Obverse Melqarth riding Hippocamp with bow, waves and dolphin below, Reverse Owl standing right, head facing, carrying crook and flail under left wing Sear 5911 Good Fine, Dracm Alexander the Great 336-323BC Reverse Zeus enthroned holding eagle and sceptre and with right leg drawn back Fine, Argolis-Argos Triobol 465-430BC Obverse Wolf Reverse A with AP above Fine, holed
Judaea. 1st revolt, AD66-70, silver shekel. Year 1, obverse, chalice with smooth rim, pearl on either side and flat base, Hebrew inscription (Shekel of Israel), date (aleph). Reverse, stem with pearl base and three fruits surrounded with Hebrew inscriptio
Judaea. 1st revolt, AD66-70, silver shekel. Year 3, obverse, chalice with pearled rim and raised base, Hebrew inscription (Shekel of Israel), date (shin gimel). Reverse, stem with pearl base and three fruits surrounded with Hebrew inscription (Jerusalem t
Judaea. 1st revolt, AD66-70, silver shekel. Year 2. Obverse chalice with pearled rim and raised base. Hebrew inscription (Shekel of Israel), date (shin bet). Reverse stem with pearl base and three fruits surrounded with Hebrew inscription (Jerusalem the h
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