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AR Sidon, Phoenicia 1/8 Shekel 384-370 B.C.(0.8g)under King Bodashtart O: War galley l., waves below; g above; c.f. BMC 65 R: King slaying standing lion in shallow incuse, O between G: nice dark even toning; EF S: Tom Cederlind, Portland, Oregon 1/27/95

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A more recent attribution than the BMC of these coins is Betlyon who has them as

1/16 sheqels with the letter bet above the galley for Ba'lshallim II but with the letter 'ayin between the King and Lion which stands for the successor king 'Abd'ashtart I 372-362/1 B.C.E.


These coins would then be hybrids of the two reigns and struck early in the latter.


Alan S. DeShazo


ref: The Coinage and Mints of Phoenicia The Pre-Alexander Period, John Wilson Betlyon,

Harvard Semitic Monographs 26, Scholars Press, Chico, California, 1982

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