Æ20 Poseidon on aphlaston

Features

Issuer Arados (Phoenician cities)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 132 BC - 130 BC
Currency Drachm
Composition Bronze
Weight 6.52 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 300580
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References BMC Greek# 302,
Reginald Stuart Poole; 1876. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum / Volume 2. Sicily. British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
And 26 more volumes.
BMC Greek# 303,
Reginald Stuart Poole; 1876. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum / Volume 2. Sicily. British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
And 26 more volumes.
SNG Cop# 63
Niels Breitenstein, Willy Schwabacher; 1942. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Royal Collection of Coins and Medals. Danish National Museum / Volume 1. Italy, Part 1 : Etruria - Campania. Einar Munksgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark.
And 43 more volumes.

Obverse

Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right, palm over shoulder.

Reverse

Poseidon nude to waist, seated left on a prow of galley left, holding wreath in extended right hand, resting with left hand on trident; as figure-head on left, Athena fighting left with spear in right hand and shield on left arm; above, phoenician letters flanking Poseidon; below galley, date and letter.

Lettering:
𐤀𐤍
𐤔𐤑𐤙א𐤛𐤛𐤛
𐤂

Mint

Aradus, Phoenicia, modern-day Arwad, Syria

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (132 BC - 131 BC)  80% 𐤔𐤑𐤙א𐤛𐤛𐤚 (year 128) - BMC# 302
ND (131 BC - 130 BC)  20% 𐤔𐤑𐤙א𐤛𐤛𐤛 (year 129) - BMC# 303

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