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CNG 109, Lot: 351. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Sidon. Mazaios (Mazday). Satrap of Eber Nari, 353-333 BC. AR Dishekel (30mm, 25.77 g, 1h). Dated RY 16 (338/7 BC). Phoenician galley left; B 16 (= “in the year 16” in Phoenician) above, waves below / King of Persia and driver in chariot drawn by three horses left; behind, King of Sidon standing left, in Egyptian dress, holding cultic scepter and votive vase; MZDY (in Phoenician) above. E&E-S Group IV.6.1.i, 1977–8 (D17/R24); HGC 10, 264; DCA 858. VF, toned, struck from worn dies, a few tiny flan flaws. Rare date, only ten examples noted in E&E-S.

Ex Dr. Albert Siegel Collection.