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Aramaic coin of Baaltars.

B'LTRZ

בעלתרז

Baaltars (combination of Baal and Tarsus) was the guardian god of the city of Tarsus in the Persian Empire.

Baal originally ment lord or owner in Northwest Semitic languages but it came to mean god.

In the left of the coin there are the Aramaic letters TN and an M under the throne. The coin's backside reads MZDI in Aramaic which is Mazday or Mazaios the Persian satrap of Cilicia.

AR Stater, 361/360-334 BC, Tarsus,Cilicia.

The lion attacking the bull was a common imagery at Persepolis-the religious capital of the Persian Empire.

Combat between lion and bull (Persepolis).





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