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Judean Kingdom, Anonymous Hasmonean, c. 140 - 37 B.C.
A Judaean coin expert informs us that there are nine known specimens of this type, one specimen of this type was discovered during excavations at Mt. Gerizim, and the second best known specimen of this type sold for $12,000 a few years ago.JD97077. Lead tessera, Hendin 1157 (RRR), Meshore TJC -, Sofaer Collection -, HGC 10 -, SNG Cop -, F, scratches, bumps, earthen encrustation, tight flan, weight 2.024 g, maximum diameter 12.1 mm, die axis 225o, Samarian(?) mint, c. 140 - 37 B.C.; obverse double cornucopia, upright rod between, border of dots; reverse stylized palm tree between two blooming lily flowers, border of dots; zero sales of this type listed on Coin Archives in the last two decades; extremely rare; $2000.00 (€1840.00)
Uncertain, Levante, 4th Century B.C.
The only other example of this type known to Forum is CNG auction 93 (22 May 2013), lot 599.GS94072. Silver obol, Unpublished in references, VF, toned, die break on the reverse, etched surfaces, weight 0.714 g, maximum diameter 9.3 mm, die axis 45o, 4th century B.C.; obverse head and neck of bull right, head turned facing; reverse owl standing left, head turned facing, AΘE downward on left, olive spray and crescent upper right; ex Leu web-auction 9 (7 Sep 2019), lot 563; the second known!; SOLD
Lot of 4 Minima of Caesarea Maritima, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
In discussing the minima of Caesarea on page 183 of 'A Treasury of Jewish Coins', Meshorer states, "Most of them have the appearance of Tyrian and Sidonian coins, but the crudity of their forms refutes such an attribution. It can be assumed that the minting is a local product, since such coins have not been found in Tyre and Sidon."IS55107. Bronze 4 bronze minima, Hendin -, Meshorer TJC -; Tyre imitative types, aF - F, weight c. 0.8 g, maximum diameter 12.5 mm, Caesarea Maritima mint, 1st - 2nd century A.D.; obverse veiled head of Tyche right; reverse palm tree; actual coins in the photograph, bargain priced; scarce; SOLD