1/2 shekel of Sidon with war galley
Late 5th century B.C.
Mint: Phoenicia, Sidon
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 6.86 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: War galley to left, sails furled, double line of waves below.
Reverse: Persian King stands to right, shooting with bow and arrow.
On left, incuse head of Bes?; on right, incuse goat’s head.
Struck under Eshmunazar (?).
By 1975: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 16661 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 518, Encino, California (auction, March 20-21, 1975, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, lot 216); 1975: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 9, 1975
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour