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Live auction - bgr_615320 - PHOENICIA - SIDON Seizième de shekel

PHOENICIA - SIDON Seizième de shekel AU
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 146 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 27 October 2020 14:25:39
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Seizième de shekel
Date: c. 371-370 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sidon, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection


Obverse legend : LETTRE PHÉNICIENNE (B).
Obverse description : Galère de guerre voguant à gauche avec rameurs, rames et boucliers ; zigzag figurant la mer.


Reverse legend : LETTRE PHÉNICIENNE (’).
Reverse description : Le grand Roi debout à gauche, tourné à droite combattant un lion dressé à gauche ; le tout dans les restes d’un carré creux.

Historical background


(Ve - fourth centuries BC)

Tyre with Sidon was one of the main ports of the Phoenician coast, essentially a military port. Sidon was one of the oldest Phoenician cities. The city was famous for the commercial exploitation of the purple (Murex). His coinage appears to have started in the second half of the fifth century BC and lasted until the Macedonian conquest in 332 BC The city submitted to the conqueror without a fight to the opposite of its neighbor, Tyr who resisted for seven months. The new coinage of Sidon began in 112-111 BC Pompey maintained the status of a free city, then confirmed by Marc Anthony. The autonomous coinage ceased in 30/29 BC.

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