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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Themes & Provenance| ▸ |Birds| ▸ |Falcon or Hawk||View Options:  |  |  | 

Falcons or Hawks on Ancient Coins
Judaea, Achaemenid Persian Rule, Province (Yehud), c. 375 - 332 B.C.

|Persian| |Rule|, |Judaea,| |Achaemenid| |Persian| |Rule,| |Province| |(Yehud),| |c.| |375| |-| |332| |B.C.||half| |gerah|NEW
Yehud, or Yehud Medinata (Aramaic for Province of Judah), was a province of the Persian Achaemenid Empire which corresponded to the previous Babylonian province of Yehud, which was formed after the fall of the kingdom of Judah to the Neo-Babylonian Empire in 597 B.C. The territory, which was ruled by mostly Jewish governors, was considerably smaller and held a far smaller population than the kingdom of Judah before the Babylonian conquest. Yehud existed until the area was incorporated into the empires of Alexander the Great and his successors.
SL97483. Silver half gerah, Sofaer Collection 12, Meshorer TJC 16c, Hendin 1059a, HGC 10 445 (S), NGC Ch XF (Choice Extremely Fine), strike 4/5, surface 3/5, scratches (2103763-001), weight 0.32 g, maximum diameter 6.5 mm, die axis 225o, c. 375 - 332 B.C.; obverse crowned and bearded male head (Persian king?) right; reverse falcon facing, flying upward, wings spread, head right, retrograde Hebrew inscription YHD (Yehud) on right; NGC| Lookup; very scarce; $850.00 (697.00)







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