Coin: Octadrachm or Tetrashekel, Sidon


Photo of Coin: Octadrachm or Tetrashekel, Sidon

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Coin: Octadrachm or Tetrashekel, Sidon   (1900.63.0011)
Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Asia, West, Lebanon, Sidon
Period/Date Classical Greece, 370-358 BCE
Culture Ancient Greek, Phoenician

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 3.20 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) .50 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 27.49 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A

This is a silver Octadrachm of Tetrashekel from Sidon in Phoenicia, in modern day Lebanon. It was struck early to mid-4th century BCE. The obverse contains the prow of a war-galley over two wavy lines of sea. The reverse contains a biga, a chariot drawn by two horses. A deity drives the cart while the king of Sidon walks behind.

Comparanda N/A

Sear, David R. Greek Coins and their Values. London: Seaby, London, 1978 (Vol. 1) and 1979 (Vol. 2). Sear, David R. Greek Imperial Coins and their Values. London: Seaby, 1982.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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