Of course, the difference between the two is minimal... And yet, the above version by all means precedes this one. First, the "symmetry" of the letters was still imperfect (specifically the dots). But also, it included a Phoenician boat at the base. Knowing that the legend of the Phoenicians (and by legend, I do mean the word!) was associated with Christians trying to differentiate themselves from the "Arabs" (yes, including those non-Christians who happened to live in Lebanon) which was dumped in the latter version.
Still, this is a priceless find.