SI-No.GA(II)CL/“3 (PN)


Phoenicia, Sidon 342-339 B.C

AR 8.82mm (Thickness 1.04mm), weight 0.49g, die axis = 3h (90 degrees), 1/16 Shekel.

Obverse: Galley left with oars and row of shields; below waves, date above (regnal year 3), 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.

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PN 4.jpg

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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