Phoenician Sacred Stone

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, May 22, 2019.

  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    I could promptly recognize the Car of Astarte on reverse of this bronze coin which was struck under Elagabalus. But my big surprise at home was to find out that the wheeled car contains the Sacred Stone. It is round and placed on base. So far I've heard of the sacred Stone of Emesa(Hims or Homs in Syria). This one is from Sidon- Phoenicia. I know nothing about all this. The coin weighs 11.84 g. Please post a comment.

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  3. TypeCoin971793

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    Neat choice of imagery for that coin. I like the cart
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    Nice coin.
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