Greco-Palestine. Athenian style imitative silver obol. ca. 4th century BC.

Ancient Coins - Greco-Palestine.  Athenian style imitative silver obol.  ca. 4th century BC.
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These small obols imitating the coinage of Athens were struck mostly in the Area of Gaza in Palestine, probably in the last half of the 4th and begining of the 3rd centuries BC.    They probably saw signficant use by the jewish populations on that region, but are not technically Jewish coins.

Denomination : Silver Obol 

Date : late 4th or early 3rd century BC.

Reference : SNG ANS 6, #15 to 29 variety.

Size : 7.6 x 9.0 mm. Weight : 0.78 grams.  (A FAIRLY SMALL COIN)

Grade : Fine with dark encrustation, and it might be possible to improve the coin with expert cleaning.

Obverse : Head of Athen right, but as is normal on these much of the head runs off the flan.  It is difficult to image a small coin like this well, but the nose, eye, mouth and forehead are clearly visible with the coin in hand.

Reverse : Owl standing right, with AQ to it's right. The top of the owls head if off the flan.  Behind the owls back one can see a crescent opening toward the owl, just as one sees on Athenian tetradrachms.  However the crescent is not normally see on these obols and it may be an attempt at a Phonetian letter "G" for Gaza, such as seen on other specimens in a variety of positions.

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利率: 04/19/18

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