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Ancient Coinage of Syria, Simyra



Simyra (Simyros), modern Sumra (or Tell Kazel), just north of the Libanon border in Syria, was a thriving, formerly Assyrian commercial centre mentioned in Genesis 10.18. During its history it was ruled by the Aradians, the Amurru people, the Egyptians and the Seleukids.
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Lindgren A2138ASimyra, Syria, civic issue, AE 20mm, 5.16 g. 2nd. c. BC. No legend, laureate head of Zeus right, double horn at forehead / No legend, turreted bust of Tyche right, small Z at upper left, all within wreath. Lindgren A2138A, otherwise unpublished.Text
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