A Pain in the Neck


An extremely difficult coin to date, the Phoenician era date was eroded to an extent that a collector who does not know or has studied the Phoenician alphabet would have trouble seeing anything at all. I managed this by studying closely the subtle iconographic changes with the various known coins of this type and by using my knowledge of the Aradian dating system. Happily after many hours of close examination under the magnifying glass and a really painful stiff neck, i was able to date the coin as year 38 (see top image).

For further information regarding this coin please follow the link below.



By Coins Of The Southern Levant Posted in Karne

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