‘ABD’ ASHTART I OF SIDON DOUBLE SHEKEL – 1977 PROVENANCED SPECIMEN PUBLISHED IN ELAYI & ELAYI – VF GREEK PHOENICIA COIN (Inv. 18302)
18302. PHOENICIA. SIDON. ‘ABD’ ASHTART I, ca. 365-352 BC.
Silver double-shekel, 25.57 g, 30 mm. Issue of year 12 (354/3 BC).
Obv. Phoenician galley left, sailing above stylized waves, II above. Rev. OB, Persian king in chariot behind driver, saluting, king of Sidon walking behind, at right.
Elayi & Elayi, Sidon, 1331 (this coin listed).
Ex Künker 376, 10/18/2022, 4806 = Müller 31, 2/4/1981, lot 130 = Müller 20, 5/20/1977, lot 137.
VF, dark toning, some tooling around the figures on the reverse, a specimen published in the standard work on the series by Elayi & Elayi. Please note this coin is unsuitable for encapsulation due to aforementioned tooling.