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Triton XXI, Lot: 521. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Byblos (Gebal). 'Ozba'al. Circa 400-365 BC. AR Shekel (24.5mm, 13.30 g, 7h). Three hoplites, holding shields, on galley left above waves, prow ending in lion's head; below, hippocamp left above murex shell, ‘Z (in Phoenician) above dorsal fin / Lion attacking bull left; ‘ZB‘L MLK GBL (Ozbaal, king of Gebal in Phoenician) above. E&E-B Series IV.2.1.c, 516 (O14/R25); Betlyon 14 var. (no letters on obv.); Rouvier 640 var. (letters on obv.); HGC 10, 133 corr. (letters on obv. not noted); Athena Fund II 872 (same obv. die); SNG Fitzwilliam 6029 (same rev. die). Near EF, slightly off center.