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    - ID: 799

    Submitter: IBSCCs Admin

    Added: 2000-02-11

    PHOENICIA.
    Byblos. Azbaal, c. 350 B. C.

    AR-Stater.
    Av.: Galley l., containing three holites with crested helmets and round shield, below, waves.
    Rv.: Lion l. bringing down bull l.

    Ref.: cf. BMC 4, BoC 9, 1, 1984, p. 6, 2.

    FAKE
    – Struck. The surfaces are matte and are partly covered by an artificial looking dark blue oxide. The border and dots are too prominent. The reverse is just slightly concave while the reverse field of originals is relatively flat and swoops upward close to the edge to form a shallow incuse.