Double shekel of Sidon with war galley

Greek
Late Classical Period
342/1–333/2 B.C.


Mint: Phoenicia, Sidon

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2200.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 25.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.1176

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Galley to left above zigzag waves.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Man driving, with reins in both hands, a chariot to left with three horses in which stands the king.
Phoenician inscription above.
A man in tiara, cloak and trousers follows the chariot holding a sceptre up in his right hand, and a one-handled vase down in his left hand.
Double exergual line.
Beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1305); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund