The importance of this type lies in the letters behind the head. On 2 they look like E on its side above an X, but this is possibly because of a die break obscuring the correct reading (clear on 1), which is H above X. Together with the similar letters on 4610 and 4577, the letters here can stand only for 8 chalkoi; the letters on 4610 are for 6 chalkoi and on 4577 for 4 chalkoi. The date on 4609A is not clear, but is probably year 123, since this is the date on 4610 and 4577, and since the bare head and style of the reverse suggest the late Augustan period. Curiously these coins show that the chalkous at Sidon was half the weight of the chalkous further north, at Antioch (see RPC I, p. 623); but there may have been more chalkoi to the Sidonian obol.