1. Crete was known for it's honey production and it's wild goats.
2. The bee and the goat held religious meanings for the people of Crete: Zeus, the Father of Gods, was born in Crete and was fed with milk from the goat Amalthea and honey from the bees.
Bee on Drachm, AR
2nd Century B.C.E. Arados was one of the most important Phoenician cities, an island town near Syria, in the Mediterranean Sea. Arados is modern day Arwad.
AR means silver
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