AR-No.BSPT 88-150/ΛE 8-Drachm (QZ)

 

Phoenicia, Arados 172-109 B.C

AR 16.60mm (Thickness 1.91mm), weight 2.47g, die axis = 8h (240 degrees), Drachm (Fourrée).

Obverse: Bee with straight wings, letters Λ (lamda) & E (epsilon) in left field – representing era date (135 ?), monogram in right.

Reverse: ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ, Stag standing right with palm tree behind.

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Ref: Duyrat 2005 Pg.81 No.2989 (style semi-barbare); BMC Phoenicia Pg.22 No.171 (Semi-barbarous type).

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