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Coin: ar double shekel

Museum number:
8-7800
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Alternate number:
9-480 (previous museum number (recataloged from))
Accession number:
Acc.147 and Acc.369
Object count:
1
Description:
Coin; Silver; Double shekel; size: 29.93 mm; weight: 27.87 gm. Obverse: War galley facing left with oars, row of shields along bulwarks; globe-and-crescent standard over square stern; double rudder. Above: [untranscribable symbol]; below, double zigzag line of waves; cable border. Reverse: King of Persia in car drawn facing to the left by 4(?) pacing horses; charioteer; king, in kidaris, raises right hand; Egyptian figure behind holding in right hand a scepter with animal’s head; double exergue line and cable border.
Donor:
Alfred Emerson, M. Boissé, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Sidon (ancient city), Phoenicia
Verbatim coll. place:
Phoenicia
Production place:
Sidon (ancient city), Phoenicia
Culture or time period:
Achaemenid Phoenicia (539-332 BC)
Collector:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection date:
1908
Materials:
Silver (metal)
Object type:
archaeology
Function:
7.5 Issued Currency and Associated Containers
Production date:
384-370 BC
Accession date:
1904 and 1908
Department:
Classical Mediterranean
Dimensions:
weight 27.87 grams and linear 29.93 millimeters
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