Series AR-HBVG (Duyrat Serie 13)

I recently added this beautiful coin to my Aradian bronze collection, it has a wonderful green patina with elements of good preservation and has retained most of its detail especially on the reverse side. Although struck slightly of flan obliterating to a degree the exact date on the reverse, i am pretty sure that when taking into account, style, general appearance and most importantly a very close match to Duyrat 4615 (see paragraph below). I can then confidently date my coin to 352 or 92-93 A.D.

However, it needs to be noted that my coin falls into the same weight bracket has Duyrat 4616 D8-R11, which is a part of the Weber collection baring the number No. 8027. Unfortunately for me, i can not seem to find a photograph of this coin in any references. So i will have to be content in knowing that although my coin is slightly under weight compared to Duyrat 4615, for all intents and purposes, it is a pretty good match.


Final attribution,

Phoenicia, Arados 92-93 A.D

AE 21.35mm (Thickness 2.55mm), weight 5.55g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Radiate bust of Helios, border of dots.

Reverse: Small basket containing two ears of barley and branch of vine with bunches of grapes, ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ from top to bottom in left field, between ears of barley Phoenician letter qoph (Q) monogram, Aradian era date in right field 352 (BNT).

By Coins Of The Southern Levant Posted in Arados

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