Phoenicia, Byblos. Ainel, ca. 333 BC. Silver 1/8 shekel.

Ancient Coins - Phoenicia, Byblos. Ainel, ca. 333 BC. Silver 1/8 shekel.
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Denomination : Silver 1/8 shekel.

Size : 9.5 x 10.0 mm.  Weight : 0.79 grams.  (A SMALL COIN)

Reference : S-6014.

Grade : aXF with good but rather shiny metal, which has resulted in a lot of glare on the image.

Obverse : Galley left with lion's head prow figure, with two hoplites holding round shields, with a hippocamp below.

Reverse : Lion attacking a bull, with with a Phoenician inscription above, naming "Ainel, King of Gebal".  On such a tiny coin the inscriptions can be difficult to read, but I am certain I have the King's name correct on this one.

Price SKU: vcoin4458
US$ 115.00
  • € 99.71
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  • CHF 114.67
  • CAD 152.74

Rates for: 06/19/18

Ships from: Canada
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