Saturday, March 19, 2016

Coinage of the Phoenicians

PHOENICIAN WATCH: CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Coinage of the Phoenicians.
A SEMITIC PEOPLE, the Phoenicians developed remarkable proficiency in shipbuilding, seafaring and trade, as the prophet Ezekiel (lived c. 622 – 570 BCE) observed[1]. Phoenicians invented the alphabet[2], 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.