Series AR-TPF (Duyrat Serie 2)

Phoenicia, Arados 210-209 B.C

AE 14.01mm (Thickness 3.04mm), weight 2.97g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination D.

Obverse: Turreted bust of Tyche right, border of dots.

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The following type of bronzes (image 1) were attributed to Arados by archaeologist and avid numismatic Henri Seyrig. Although we again find an Aradian coin lacking the city monogram of AP, we can with most probability confirm the coins origin purely by comparing the bust of Tyche with other coins of this city. Namely Série 3, indeed era date 50 of Série 3 appears to be most likely from the same engraver.

I managed to find seven of the thirteen coins documented in Duyrat 2005 that reside in the Paris museum (BNF), i have studied these coins closely and have found some discrepancies regarding the lettering bottom left. The majority of the Paris coins have resh (R) bottom left and not daleth (D) or nun (N) has stated in Duyrat´s publication (exception being coin no.8 with uncertain era date – image 2).

Many thanks to BNF for graciously permitting the use of imagery and to Duyrat who’s publications are by far the most comprehensive regarding Arados and will probably remain so for the foreseeable future.

13 exemplaires / examples
Au droit : tête de Tyché à droite. Grènetis (Head of Tyche right, beading).
Au revers : palmier. Date et lettres phéniciennes de part et d’autre de l’arbre. Grènetis (palm, date and Phoenician letters on both sides of the tree, beading).

Aradian era date 41 (219/8), N ?
1630 *D1-R1, New York, ANS 1944 100 70556 Newell. 1,62 g, 10,5 mm, 12 h.

Aradian era date 45 (215/4), ‘, D
1631 *D2?-R2, Paris, BNF, H. Seyrig Y28883,6. 2,60 g, 17,0 mm, 1 h. ( Image 2, No.1 )
Uncertain era date, but possibly 45 or 46. ( Image 2, No2 )

Aradian era date 46 (214/3)
1632  D2-R3, New York, ANS 1944 100 70535 Newell. 2,60 g, 15,1 mm, 1 h.
1633  *D2-R3,Paris, BNF, H.SeyrigY28883,7.2,73g,14,6mm, 12 h. ( Image 2, No.3 )

Aradian era date 48 (212/1), ‘, D ?
1634 D3-R4, Paris, BNF, 1973 209. 3,45 g, 15,0 mm, 12 h.
1635 *D3-R5, Paris, BNF, H. Seyrig 1965 736. 4,44 g, 15,1 mm, 12 h. ( Image 2, No.4 )

1636 D3-R6, Beyrouth, AUB Museum, no 29. 3,16 g, 13 mm, 12 h.

Aradian era date 50 (210/209), ‘, N
1637 *D4-R7, collection A. Ronde.
1638 *D5-R8,Paris, BNF, H.Seyrig1970260.1,05g,10,7mm, 12 h.
1639 *D6-R9, Paris, BNF, H. Seyrig Y28883,10. 3,37 g, 13,9 mm, 12 h. ( Image 2, No.5 )
1639b *D6-R10, collection Arados. ( Image 3, No.6 )

Aradian era date 64 (196/5), ‘, [-]
1640 *D7-R10, Paris, BNF, H. Seyrig Y28883,15. 1,50 g, 12,3 mm, 12 h. ( Image 2, No.7 )

Date illisible / Uncertain date.
1641 D8-R11, Paris, BNF, 1973 44. 2,17 g, 14,1 mm, 12 h. ( Image 2, No.8 )
1642 D9-R12, New York, ANS 1944 100 70536 Newell. 1,08 g, 11,8 mm, 12 h.

Série 2

By Coins Of The Southern Levant Posted in Arados

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