SI-No.GA(I)CL/`12 (JC)

Phoenicia, Sidon 372-361 B.C

AR 8.21mm (Thickness 1.92mm), weight 0.74g, die axis = 6h (180 degrees), 1/16 Shekel.

Obverse: Galley left with oars and row of shields; below waves, Phoenician letter beth (B) above, cable border.

Reverse: `Abd`astart I (Persian King) wearing crenellated crown right, (seizing Lions forelock with left hand, and holding dagger in right) slaying lion standing before him on hind legs, Phoenician letters beth & ayin (`) between, Square incuse.

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Ref: HGC10 Pg.68, No.240; BMC Phoenicia Pg.146, No.36-40, Pl.XIX 11; Betlyon Pg.12, No.27, Pl.3 (1).

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