Marathos Phoenicia AE21 Bust of Ptolemy VI / Hero Marathos Very Fine

Ancient Coins - Marathos Phoenicia AE21 Bust of Ptolemy VI / Hero Marathos Very Fine
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Marathos, Phoenicia, 173 - 172 B.C.
 
GP73972. Bronze AE 21, Svoronos 1082 - 1085 (various controls); Duyrat Ateliers 252 - 261 (same); Cohen Dated 832; cf. HGC 10 194 (S); SNG Cop -; BMC Phoenicia -, F, black patina, rough, corrosion, 6.489g, 21.1mm, 0o, Marathos (near Tartus, Syria) mint, laureate and draped bust of Ptolemy VI as Hermes, kerykeion over shoulder; reverse Marathos standing left, apluster in right, Phoenician date IIIIIIINNNN (year 87) on left, Phoenician MRT (Marathos) right, Phoenician control letters low across field
 
Marathos, the most northern coastal town in Phoenicia, was apparently under Ptolemaic hegemony when this coin was struck. The bust of Hermes is usually attributed to be also that of Ptolemy VI. Destroyed by its neighbor and rival Aradus, c. 145 B.C., Marathos was later rebuilt as a colony of Aradus.
Price SKU: GP73972
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