Advancing our knowledge of Tyrian coinage in the name of Alexander III

 

Arguments put forward by A. Lemaire and J. Eliayi  in respect to Ozmilk´s reign, have helped to advance our knowledge of Tyrian coinage in the name of Alexander III.  According to A. Lemaire, Ozmilk´s reign lasted 39 years beginning in 347/346 B.C and ending in 309/308 B.C. The publication by Elayi & Elayi  called “The Coinage of the Phoenician City of Tyre in the Persian period” gives several well documented reasons in favour of correcting Ozmilk´s reign to that of 349/348 B.C to 311/310 B.C [1].  Two documents ascribed to Ozmilk´s reign and written on broken pottery (Ostrakon) were found at Khirbet el-Qôm and at Gaza, they are believed to be dated to year 35 and year 11 of his reign. 

[1].  Regnal year 39 or 311/310 B.C still to be confirmed.

More on this subject can be found on pages 388-389 in the aforementioned book by Elayi & Elayi and in George Le Rider “Coinage, Fianances and policy” on Pages 126-134.

Please follow provided link for coins attribution; 

https://phoeniciancoins.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/tr-no-ahlsz-36-4dr-1-qe/

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