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CNG 91, Lot: 367. Estimate $750.
Sold for $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Sidon. temp. Baalshillem (Sakton) I-Ba’ana. Circa 425-401 BC. AR Half Shekel (20mm, 6.96 g, 12h). Phoenician pentekonter left before city wall with four towers; two lions below / King of Persia standing right, holding up lion by lock of mane; all within incuse square. E&E-S 329 (D25/R34 – this coin); Betlyon 9; Rouvier 1085; HGC 10, –. VF, toned.

From a Continental Collection. Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 448 (September 1982), no. 7.

HGC 10, 227 references Betlyon 9, but this is incorrect. The HGC coin has a legend on the obverse, a variety not in Betlyon. Betlyon 9 is a completely anepigraphic type, corresponding to E&E-S 312-361, which is missing in HGC.