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Triton XXII, Lot: 343. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Sidon. `Abd`aštart (Straton) I. Circa 365-352 BC. AR Dishekel (31mm, 25.65 g, 11h). Dated RY 9 (357/6). Phoenician galley left; ||| ||| ||| (9 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.i, – (unlisted dies); HGC 10, 242; DCA 849; BMC 76; Rouvier 1141. VF, lightly toned, minor roughness. Very rare date, 11 recorded by E&E, but none in CoinArchives.