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 : 7.4 x 8.6 mm. Weight : 0.49 grams.  (A FAIRLY SMALL COIN)

Grade : VF for issue

Obverse : Helmeted head of Athena right.  The head is in part of the flan, and the die was either very worn or badly engrave. A specimen struck with a very similar obverse die in the same die state can be seen on SNG ANS 6, #19.

Reverse : Owl standing right, with AQ to it's right (about 2/3 of each letters , and part of the owl's head, is 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: 07/20/18

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