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    Posted: 01-Dec-2011 at 11:53
Today I found something interesting on an ancient Achaemenid coin in a book about the coins of Malek museum in Tehran:
 
 
On one side it shows Artaxerxes II (404–358 BC) standing to the right holding a bow and on the other side there is a ship, of course the book says that is probably a Phoenician ship and the coin was struck by Straton I, satrap of Sidon, anyway it shows a war ship which was used in the ancient Persian empire, it has four sails and seems to be a large ship.
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It looks like a trireme if I'm not mistaken but why did you directly expect the book to say that it was Phoenician? I know that the Persians relied heavily on Phoenicians sailors and ships, but I'm sure they were able to produce their own, perhaps just as some sort of reserve.
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  Quote Ollios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Dec-2011 at 17:22
I don't know persian ships but some ships


egypt                                                             greece

turkey( the name of ship is kybele)                                turkey (uluburun 2, the model of one of the oldest ship, uluburun) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uluburun


Edited by Ollios - 01-Dec-2011 at 17:33
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Dec-2011 at 19:11

The ship on the coin looks very similar to this Greek galley. My guess is the Greeks, Persians and Romans copied the original Phoenician design and added improvements over time, including an extra tier of rowers and a brass ram
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