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Barbaric and Imitative Coins
|This coin is from the hoard containing at least 76 Athenian-type owls, both Athenian issues and Egyptian and Levantine imitations, and two silver "dumps" cataloged and discussed by G. , in "A New Athenian "Owl" and Bullion Hoard from the Near East" in AJN 16-17 (2004-05), pp. 47-61, and pl. 6-13. The hoard is rumored to have come from the western coast of the Arabian Peninsula. |
The of this coin is die linked to examples with the Aramaic letter mem on the ( group Ia, V.17), which may abbreviate Marnas, the deity of Gaza.