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Persian Empire, Philistia (Gaza or Samaria), c. 375 - 333 B.C., Imitative of Athens
A Persian Period imitation of Athenian types from the Holy Land. In the past these coins were all attributed to Gaza, however, recent hoard finds indicate a mint at Ashkelon probably also struck this type. It is likely that at least several small mints struck these imitative types.
GS86843. Silver obol
, cf. Samaria Hoard
pls. 45 - 50, SH269 ff.; Gitler-Tal
4.4.IX.1O; SNG ANS
Gaza pl. 103, 6, VF, toned
, well centered
on a tight rhomboid flan
, a little rough, encrustations, Gaza(?) mint, weight
9.4g, maximum diameter
0.636mm, die axis
, c. 375 - 333 B.C.; obverse head
right, wearing crested Attic helmet with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl
, hair in parallel bands, eye in profile; reverse
owl standing right, wings closed, head
facing, olive spray with one olive between two leaves and a crescent behind, AΘE downward on right, all in incuse
square, no Aramaic inscription
; ex Beast Coins; $125.00
Catalog current as of Monday, May 20, 2019.
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