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Triton XXII, Lot: 342. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Sidon. `Abd`aštart (Straton) I. Circa 365-352 BC. AR Dishekel (29mm, 25.49 g, 12h). Dated RY 6 (360/59). Phoenician galley left; ||| ||| (6 in Phoenician) above, waves below / King of Persia and driver in chariot drawn by two horses left; behind, King of Sidon standing left, in Egyptian dress, holding cultic scepter and votive vase; ‘B (in Phoenician) above. E&E-S Group IV.2.1.f, 1283–4 (D14’/R19); HGC 10, 242; DCA 849; Babelon, Perses 1599. VF, lightly toned. Well centered and struck for issue. Very rare, only 8 examples noted for year 6 by E&E.