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    Bold Byblus Shekel

    PHOENICIA. Byblus. Ozbaal or Azbaal (ca. 400-340 BC). AR shekel (26mm, 13.28 gm, 6h). War galley proceeding left with prow terminating in lion's head, containing three hoplites with crested helmets and round shields, on zigzag line of waves; below, Phoenician inscription OZ above back of hippocamp left, murex shell below / Phoenician inscription 'ZBL' MLK GBL, lion left attacking bull. SNG Copenhagen 132. HGC 10, 133. Deeply struck in good metal from fresh dies, with the design seldom seen as clearly as displayed here. A choice specimen! NGC MS 5/5 - 5/5.

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