Wider Contexts

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I came across this image in my reading today and was immediately struck by the visual similarities with the Doson coin I posted about earlier.  How common is this image?  Not that common really.  Besides Doson, Magnetes of Thessaly has a similar type with Artemis:

 

And it is also a standard type of Histiaea in Euboia:

 

But that seems to be about it.  The publishers of the seal focus on the coins of Sidon, such as this:

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OR this: 

 

Neither is really that close in design or style even if they show a figure on a ship. There might be a lost Sidonian type with a figure seated on just prow, but I suspect the inspiration for the design came from trade connections with the North.