Phoenician Fourrée during the Persian period

 

Type 1

I have dated this obol sized fourrée to between 380-350 B.C, the coin is iconographically correct when compared to similar silver types of this period depicting Ba´al. Test cuts reveal precious metal was added to the base metal, but it appears that the silvering process was a failure. I have no doubts what so ever that this coin was minted in an official workshop.

QM 2.jpg

Please follow provided links for coins attribution;

https://phoeniciancoins.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/ar-no-begp-o-f-380-350m8-qm/

Type 2

Weighing the equivalent of a tetrobol, this fourrée is extremely interesting and one which pushes the boundaries of our knowledge. After closely studying the iconography, i have dated the coin to 333-332 B.C [1]. This would mean the coin was struck towards the latter end of Gerashtart´s (Gerostratos) reign.  Greek influences are plain to see on the obverse, the bust of Ba´al seems to have almost morphed into that of Zeus. 

[1]  Gerashtart´s (Gerostratos) regnal years were 339-332 B.C.

QO 2.jpg

Please follow provided links for coins attribution;

https://phoeniciancoins.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/ar-no-begp-t-f-333-332m2-qo/

By Coins Of The Southern Levant Posted in Arados

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