SI-No.GA(II)CL/“1 (JS)


Phoenicia, Sidon 342-339 B.C

AR 9.85mm (Thickness 0.95mm), weight 0.52g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), 1/16 Shekel.

Obverse: Galley left with oars and row of shields; below waves, date above (regnal year ?), cable border.

Reverse: `Abd`astart II (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 ayin (`) ayin (`) between, Square incuse.

JS 2

Ref: HGC10 Pg.72, No.259; BMC Phoenicia Pg.151, No.67-68, Pl.XX 5; Betlyon Pg.18-19, No.41, Pl.4.

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