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SIDON MAZAIUS SILVER DOUBLE SHEKEL – ISSUE OF YEAR 10 PUBLISHED AND ILLUSTRATED IN ELAYI & ELAYI AND EX SCHULMAN 1964 – VF NGC GRADED GREEK PHOENICIA COIN (Inv. 15449)

$3,800.00

PHOENICIA. SIDON. MAZAIUS, ca. 361-328 BC.
Silver double-shekel, 25.45 g, 30 mm. Issue of year 10 (344/3 BC).
Obv. Phoenician gallery left, sailing above stylized waves, Phoenician bet (date) and traces of Phoenician inscription above. Rev. MZDY (in Phoenician), Persian king in chariot behind driver, saluting, king of Sidon walking behind, at right.
Elayi & Elayi, Sidon, 1961 (this coin listed and illustrated).
Ex George Bernert Collection, CNG Electronic Auction 406, 9/27/2017, lot 491 = Freeman & Sear 2, 1/31/1996, lot 60 = NFA [XXIII], 12/14/1989, lot 795 = George C. Brauer Collection, NFA [XXI], 10/12/988, lot 565 = J. Schulman, 3/18/1964, lot 61.
NGC graded VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, the publication history noted. A rare coin, with an extensive pedigree and plated in the standard work on the series.

PUBLISHED: Vilmar Numismatics FPL III, no. 97.

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