Surplus to Requirement

 

Coins of Zeus & Astarte (Jugate) were produced in great numbers between 137-126 B.C. This series was then deemed surplus to requirement only to be reintroduced 41 years later in 86-85 B.C with Greek monograms. In 78-77 B.C Greek letters replaced the traditional Phoenician dating system and ran until the series was discontinued in 52-51 B.C.

The coin i have chosen to share today dated CH or 208 (52-51 B.C) is extremely rare, to my knowledge only nine coins of this era date have been documented (see revised list below).

Please follow provided link for coins identification (No.8).

https://phoeniciancoins.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/ar-no-jzag-208q12-c-oe/

Image credit BNF.

Arados 208 : ÇH (52-51 B.C) ; Phoenician letter : Qoth 

1. 4366  D58-R95, Berlin, SM, Imhoof-Blumer (1900). 3,57 g, 14,5 mm. 

2. 4367  D58-R95, collection Weber, no 1343. 1,54 g. 

3. 4368  D58-R95, Londres, BM, 1930 2 6 44 E. Rogers. 2,57 g, 14,7 mm. 

4. 4369  D58-R96, Paris, BNF, H. Seyrig 1968 123. 3,35 g, 15,5 mm.

5. 4370  D58-R97, Berlin, SM, Löbbecke (1906). 3,66 g, 15,0 mm. 

6. 4371  D58-R97, NewYork,ANS194410070698Newell.2,72g, 14,1 mm. 

7. 4372  D59-R97, NewYork,ANS194410070697Newell.2,70g, 14,7 mm

8.           D59-R?, Stockholm, Martin Rowe collection, No.OE. 2,21 g, 15,01 mm.

9. 4373  D59-R98, Paris, BNF, H. Seyrig Y28883,47. 3,00 g, 15,0 mm.

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By Coins Of The Southern Levant Posted in Arados

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