Creator

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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Demetrius II Nicator (130-125 BC) 2nd Reign

Mint

Beirut

Province or Region

Seleucid Empire

Date

128-126 BC

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

19

Weight

5.59g

Obverse Description

Head of Demetrius, r., diademed.

Reverse Description

Baal Berit (Poseidon) standing left holding phiale and trident, mintmarks and monograms in field, dotted border. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ in greek, curving on right. On left, in Phoenician script: LAODICEA IN CANAAN

Comments

See Matthew 14:21-22. Rare instance of calling the area "Canaan" on a coin. Rare coin.

Publisher

Pepperdine University Libraries

Digital Collection

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land

Credit Line

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives

Document Type

Article

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