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Double shekel of Sidon with war galley

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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. A man in tiara, cloak and trousers follows the chariot holding a sceptre up in right hand, and a pitcher (?) down in left...

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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

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

Mint

Sidon, Phoenicia

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 25.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.1176

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins