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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.
JD86845. Silver hemiobol
, cf. Samaria Hoard
pls. 50 - 51, SH306 ff.; SNG ANS
20, gF, toned
, die wear, rough/porous, irregular flan
, edge chips, Gaza(?) mint, weight
0.216g, maximum diameter
6.6mm, 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, very large eye in profile; reverse
owl standing right, wings closed, head
facing, olive spray with one olive between two leaves behind (no crescent visible), AΘE downward on right (off flan
), all in incuse
square; ex Beast Coins; $90.00
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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