Coins from Achaemenid Phoenicia
The Babylonian province of Phoenicia and its neighbors passed to Achaemenid rule with the conquest of Babylon by Cyrus in 539/8 BC. The Syro-Phoenician coastal cities remained under Persian rule for the following two centuries. The Phoenician navy supported Persia during the Greco-Persian War (490-49 BC). But when the Phoenicians were overburdened with heavy tributes imposed by the successors of Darius I, revolts and rebellions resumed in the Lebanese coastal cities. Phoenicia eventually fell to Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia in 4th century BC.
Achaemenid Phoenicia
(1) Addirmilk | Aynel
An AR 1/16 Shekel struck c. 348-332 BC in Byblos
Obverse: Galley with two soldiers left, below hippocamp left

Reverse: Lion bringing down a bull left; 'Ayin yodh nun 'aleph lamedh mem lamedh kaph gimel beth lamedh

Diameter: 9 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.6 g
No notes for this coin
Betlyon 21; SNG Copenhagen 134
(2) Azbaal
An AR Stater struck c. 449-425 BC in Kition
Obverse: Herakles right, wearing lion's skin, holding bow in extended left hand and club over shoulder in his right hand

Reverse: lion attacking stag, crouching right; all within incuse square; lOZBOl

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 11.1 g
No notes for this coin
Zapiti & Michaelidou 5-6; Tziambazis 17; BMC 16-8
(3) Ba Alshillem II
An AR 1/16 Shekel struck c. 371-370 BC in Sidon
Obverse: galley left, waves below; Beth

Reverse: king of Persia standing right slaying erect lion with dagger; O ('ayin)

Diameter: 9 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.7 g
No notes for this coin
Elayi 2004 851 ff.; HGC 10 240; Betlyon 27 (Abd