Sidon helf shekel obverse
'ABD'ESHMUN 410-400 BC
AR half shekel 6.4522 g, 20.4 mm
1. Betlyon, John W. 1976. A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon. In The American Numismatic Society Museum Notes 21. Page 18 #8 and Plate 2 #8. New York: The American Numismatic Society.
2. Kraay, Colin M. 1976. Archaic and Classical Greek Coins. Page 289 #1057 and Plate 61 #1057. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.
Galley anchored, facing left with ram, beneath city wall with four turrets, two Persian-style lions facing outward beneath.
Persian king wearing crown, facing lion standing on its hind legs. The king is grabbing the lion by its forelock and has a dagger in his right hand, preparing to kill it.