A SEMITIC PEOPLE, the Phoenicians developed remarkable proficiency in shipbuilding, seafaring and trade, as the prophet Ezekiel (lived c. 622 – 570 BCE) observed. Phoenicians invented the alphabet, which their Greek neighbors and trading partners adopted and transmitted to us. In turn, they acquired the idea of coinage from the Greeks, and the coins of the half-dozen Phoenician city-states give us a window into their history and beliefs.With video. And with a number of biblical connections proposed.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Coinage of the Phoenicians
PHOENICIAN WATCH: CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Coinage of the Phoenicians.