1/16 shekel of Sidon with three turreted towers


The engraver seems to have crammed in so many features on this early coin of Sidon. On the obverse there are three turreted city towers forefront, we can also see distant walls behind the turrets (image below). Below in exerque a lion standing left below the city walls, unfortunately the lions legs are slightly of flan and the head is extremely worn. On the reverse Persian King Abd´esmun wearing crenelated crown (Kidaris) standing right shooting bow, in left field a goats head and in right satyr or bes (dwarf god).

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By Coins Of The Southern Levant Posted in Sidon

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