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ID:     Chalkis_Lysanias
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SYRIA, COELE SYRIA
City:     Chalcis
Issuer:     Lysanias
Date Ruled:     ca. 40-36 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Date Struck:     40-36 BC
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     5.22 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head of Lysanias right, ΠTO monogram under chin.
Reverse Legend:     ΛΥΣΑΝΙΟΥ ΤΣΤΡΑΡΧΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΡΧΙΣΡΣΩΣ
Reverse Description:     Athena standing left holding Victory and leaning on shield. ΦΛ monogram in field right.
Primary Reference:     SNG Cop 415
Reference2:     RPC 4770
Reference3:     SG 5898
Reference4:     BMC 6
Photograph Credit:     McCollum Collection / Lehman
Notes:     Coele-Syria was a district of southern Syria, bounded by Phonecia on the west, Palestine to the south, and included Damascus. After the fall of the Seleukid Kingdom, Chalkis, at the foot of Mt. Antilibanon, was the center of a small kingdom in the 1st cen