Ancient Coinage of Phoenicia, Byblos

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BMC 4
Sear #6011
Phoenicia, Byblos AR Dishekel or Stater. King Azbaal (also known as Uzzibaal). ca 350-333 BC. War galley left with lion's head prow ornament, zigzag row of waves below, three hoplites with round shields within; hippocamp left above murex / Lion attacking bull to left, Phoenician legend above. BMC 4, Betlyon 14.TextImage
BMC 6
Sear #6012
Byblos, Phoenicia, AR 1/8 Shekel. King Azbaal. Galley left, containing three hoplites with round shields, Phoenician letters below / lion attacking bull, Phoenician legend. BMC 6-7.TextObvRev
BMC 8Phoenicia, Byblos. Ainel. c333 BC. AR 1/8 Shekel. Galley left with two hoplites, sea monster below / Lion bringing down bull. TextImage
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BMC 9
Sear #6014
Byblos, Phoenicia, AR 1/8 Shekel. King Ainel, ca 333 BC. Galley left, containing three hoplites with round shields, hippocamp left & murex below / lion attacking bull, ankh symbols above lion & bull. BMC 9.TextImage
BMC 10
Sear #6010
Phoenicia, Byblos, King Adramalek, ca 4th Century BC, AR 1/8 Shekel. Galley left with two hoplites; hippocamp below / Lion left, bringing down bull. BMC 10.TextImage
BMC 11Byblos, Phoenicia, AR 1/8 shekel, war galley left above hippocamp. / vulture in relief above incuse recumbent ram, lettering (?) on ram. TextImage
BMC 14
Sear #6017
Phoenicia, Byblus AE15. ca 1st-2nd century BC. Isis-Asarte standing left, holding sceptre in one hand & raising the other / Crown of Isis. BMC 14.TextImage
Betlyon_2Phoenicia, Byblos AR Quarter Shekel. ca 450-410 BC. Sphinx seated left, in double crown of Egypt / Lightning bolt of Baal Hadad (or double lotus) in dotted circle within incuse square. cf. SNG Copenhagen Supp. 1207 corr. (eighth shekel). TextImage
Dewing_2662Phoenicia, Byblos, Azbaal AR Dishekel. ca 350-333 BC. War galley left with lion's head prow ornament, zigzag row of waves below, three hoplites with round shields within; hippocamp left above murex; N/O between hippocamp & galley / Lion attacking bull to left. SNG Fitz 6028. TextImage
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RPC 4525Phoenicia, Byblos. Year 14 (18/17 BC). AE 17mm. Turreted head of Tyche right; date behind / CE-BAC-TOC, within laurel wreath. BMC Palestine pg. 175, 1-4. TextImage
SNGFitz 6028Phoenicia, Byblos. Azbaal. Circa 350-333 BC. AR Dishekel. War galley left with lion's head prow, waves below, 3 hoplites with round shields within; hippocamp left above murex; NO between hippocamp and galley / Lion attacking bull. TextImage
Traite 848Byblos, Phoenicia, AR Stater or Dishekel (13.71g). ca 420 BC. War galley left with a horse figurehead on the prow and a griffin head on the tiller, three hoplites within; hippocamp below. / Vulture, with spread wings standing left on the back of a recumbent ram, which is incuse. TextImage
Sear #6010Phoenicia, Byblos, King Adramalek, ca 4th Century BC, AR 1/8 Shekel. Galley left with two hoplites; hippocamp below / Lion left, bringing down bull. BMC 10.
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Sear #6011Phoenicia, Byblos AR Dishekel or Stater. King Azbaal (also known as Uzzibaal). ca 350-333 BC. War galley left with lion's head prow ornament, zigzag row of waves below, three hoplites with round shields within; hippocamp left above murex / Lion attacking bull to left, Phoenician legend above. BMC 4, Betlyon 14.
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Sear #6012Byblos, Phoenicia, AR 1/8 Shekel. King Azbaal. Galley left, containing three hoplites with round shields, Phoenician letters below / lion attacking bull, Phoenician legend. BMC 6-7. TextObvRev
Sear #6013Byblos, Phoenicia, AR Shekel. King Ainel, c. 333 BC. Galley left, containing three hoplites with round shields, hippocamp left and murex below / Lion attacking bull, ankh symbols below both lion and bull.
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Sear #6014Byblos, Phoenicia, AR 1/8 Shekel. King Ainel, ca 333 BC. Galley left, containing three hoplites with round shields, hippocamp left & murex below / lion attacking bull, ankh symbols above lion & bull. BMC 9.
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Sear #6017Phoenicia, Byblus AE15. ca 1st-2nd century BC. Isis-Asarte standing left, holding sceptre in one hand & raising the other / Crown of Isis. BMC 14. TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC 23Commodus, AE23 of Byblus, Phoenicia, 7.8g. [AVT M AV KOMMODON EVT]., laureate head right / IEPAC BY[BLOY]., Isis Pharia standing right on raft, holding billowing sail with both hands. BMC 23; Rouvier 686; Mionnet Supp. VIII, 71.TextImage
CARACALLA
Babelon 692Caracalla, AE24 of Byblos, Phoenicia. 10.7 gr. AY K M AYR CEOYH ANTWNINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / IERAC BYBLOY, Tetrastyle temple with rounded, fan-like architrave, Astarte, turreted, standing right within, left foot on a prow, resting on a cross-shaped stylis with right hand and raising her robe over her knee with left hand and being crowned by a small Nike standing on a cippus to right. Babelon Phoenicia 692; Babelon Perses Achém 1389-1390; Mionnet V, 124-125 corr.; BMC 29-34.TextImage
BMC 29Caracalla AE 24mm of Phoenicia, Byblos. (...) ANTWNINOC CEB, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / IEPAC BYBLOC, tetrastyle temple with shell-pattern arch, Astarte standing right within, holding sceptre & being crowned by Nike. SNG Cop 141.TextImage
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Prieur 1315ACaracalla, AR tetradrachm, Byblos mint. AYT KAI ANTωNINOC CE, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡX EX YΠAT TO Δ, eagle standing right on ground line, head and tail left, wreath in beak. Plain altar between the eagle's legs. Prieur 1315A.TextImage
MACRINUS
BMC 37Macrinus AE29 of Byblus, Phoenicia. 12.91 gr. AD 217-218 AD. AYT KAI MAKRINOC CEB, Laureate, cuirassed bust right / IERAS BYBLOY, Temple precinct of the Adonis festival or Aphrodite: conical cult baetyl of Aphrodite surrounded by ornate fence, all within colonnaded court, below, stairway leading to entrance; to left, distyle temple open left, containing lighted altar, stairway, and acrostolium decorated with trefoil, the whole viewed in perspective. BMC 37-38, Price-Trell 713.TextImage
Rouvier 698Macrinus, AE18 Chalkus of Byblus, Phoenicia. 6.58 g. AD 217-218. AV(T) KAI MAKRINOC CEB, laureate head right / IERAC BYBLOY, Isis Pharia standing right on raft, holding billowing sail and sistrum. Rouvier 698; Babelon Perses 1396-1397; Mionnet V, 128; BMC 39; SNG Cop 143.TextImage
SGI 2962Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Byblos, Phoenicia. AVT K M OP CE MAKPEINOC CEB, laureate and draped bust right / DHMARC EX VPATOC P P, eagle standing facing, wings open, head left, holding wreath in beak, altar between legs. Bellinger 268.TextObvRev
DIADUMENIAN
Rouvier 699Diadumenian, Caesar, AE24 of Byblos, Phoenicia. M OP DIADYMENIANOC KAI, bare headed, cuirassed bust right / BYB - LOY / IEPAC (in exergue), distyle temple, covered by an arch decorated by shell-like swags, in which Astarte is standing right, with polos on head, spear in right hand and foot on prow, crowned with wreath by Nike, standing on column right before her. BMC 40-43.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
BMC 52Elagabalus AE25 of Byblus, Phoenicia. AV K M AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / IEPAC BYBLOY, hexastyle temple with central arch, Astarte standing facing within, foot on prow, holding sceptre, being crowned by Nike on column to right. SNG Cop 145.TextImage
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SGI 3112Elagabalus AE23 of Byblos in Phoenicia. AV ANTWNINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right / IEPAC BYBLOY, tetrastyle temple containing statue of Astarte standing left, turreted, foot on prow, holding aphlaston & rudder. cf BMC 57-65. TextImage
JULIA SOAEMIAS
Rouvier 715Julia Soaemias, Byblos, Phoenicia, Ae 26, 12.9g. IOYLIA - CO[EMIAC CEBAC], draped bust right / IERAC (above), BYBLOY (below), hexastyle temple with central arch; within, Astarte standing right with left foot on prow and holding standard, being crowned by Nike standing on column to right; rudder blade in field to right. Rouvier 715; Sear SGI 3215.TextImage

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