Creator

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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Ptolemy (85-40 BC)

Mint

Chalkis sub Lebano

Province or Region

Iturea

Date

72 BC

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

17

Weight

4.17g

Obverse Description

Head of Zeus, r., laureate.

Reverse Description

Dioscuri stand facing, holding spears, stars on helmets. Date in field: L ΜΣ (Year 240=72 BC).

Comments

Seleucid distinergration allowed rise of small kingdoms like this one in Lebanon's Beka Valley. Ptolemy interacted with the Jews, Armenians, and Seleucids; held territory in Paneas and Galilee.

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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