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Silver Tetradrachmas from Dor, 3rd century BCE

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A hoard of silver tetradrachmas from the time of Ptolemais I and II (third century BCE) were found in a juglet in excavation area B at Dor. The coins depict the king’s head on one side and, on the other side, an eagle holding lightning (the symbol of Zeus) with “King Ptolemais” written in Greek.

“The Many Masters of Dor, Part 3- The Persistence of Phoenician Culture,” BAR May-June 1993.

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