½ Shekel - Ba'alshallim II Sidon - PROVINCIAL COIN WITH ROYAL TYPE - Phoenician Standard - SERIES I / class 2)

½ Shekel - Ba'alshallim II (Sidon - PROVINCIAL COIN WITH ROYAL TYPE - Phoenician Standard - SERIES I / class 2) ) -  obverse½ Shekel - Ba'alshallim II (Sidon - PROVINCIAL COIN WITH ROYAL TYPE - Phoenician Standard - SERIES I / class 2) ) -  reverse

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Features

Country Persian satrapies
King King of Sidon Baalshillem II (circa 400-376 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 400 BC - 384 BC
Value 1/2 Shekel = 2 Drachms (1/2)
Currency Achaemenid satrapy of Phoenicia - Shekel (539-332 BCE)
Composition Silver (.980)
Weight 7.14 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 70775
Numista (https://numista.com)
References GCV# 5931,
David R. Sear; 2004. Greek Coins and Their Values / Volume 1. Europe. Seaby, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
BMC Greek# 9-13,
Reginald Stuart Poole; 1876. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum / Volume 2. Sicily. British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
And 26 more volumes.
HGCS# 224-228
Oliver D. Hoover; 2018. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 1. Handbook of Coins of Italy and Magna Graecia : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom.
And 10 more volumes.

Obverse

War-galley left before fortress with four
projecting towers. In exergue, two lions back to back, all within dotted border.

Reverse

Persian king slaying lion that stands in front
of him on hind legs, all within incuse square.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

(PROVINCIAL COIN WITH ROYAL TYPE - Phoenician Standard - series I / class 2)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (400 BC - 384 BC)  BMC 11 (Obv. letter 90 - Rev. between king and lion letter 90)
ND (400 BC - 384 BC)  BMC 12 (Obv. letter 9 - Rev. no letter)
ND (400 BC - 384 BC)  BMC 13 (small obverse die, no letter)
ND (400 BC - 384 BC)  BMC 9-10 (big obverse die, no letter)

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