This coin was owned by no other than Henry Clay Lindgren and was purchased from Joe via the Butte Foundation. I am well chuffed to have bought this coin of enormous historical value that once resided in Lindgren´s own personal collection. Has of yet this era date has never been published and to my knowledge only one more example can be found in BNF. Inevitably there has to be more of these coins sharing the same era date in numerous private collections, but for now lets say prohibitively rare or URS 3.
Phoenicia, Arados 115-114 B.C
AE 11.71mm (Thickness 2.58mm), weight 1.91g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination D (Hemichalkous).
Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, chignon & braided ponytail, palm frond behind.
Reverse: Aphlaston (Aplustre), Phoenician letters taw (T) taw (T) & yodh (Y) in right field, Aradian era date 145 left and Phoeniciain letter gimel (G) far left.