Samaria. ca. 375 to 333 BC. Silver 1/2 to 1/3 obol. Copies a Persian tetradrachm.

Ancient Coins - Samaria. ca. 375 to 333 BC. Silver 1/2 to 1/3 obol.  Copies a Persian tetradrachm.
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Denomination : AR. hemiobol or 1/3 obol.  M & Q call this a quarter obol but there does not appear to be any logic to that.  The average weight for this issue seems to be in the 0.22 gram range, consisent with many of the other coins in this series they call hemiobols, but for which one might make the case they are third obols.  Most of the other coins they refer to as quarter obols on closer to the 0.15 gram range.
 
Date : Qedar dates this series to between 375 and 333 BC.
 
Reference : Meshorer & Qedar 197.
 
Size : 8.7 x 9.0  mm.  Weight : 0.23 grams.   This is a small coin.
 
Grade : gVF with a nice strike for the issue.  Original dark grey hoard patina. 

Value : a somewhat inferior example of this type sold on Oct. 13, 2003 on the Baldwin's auction #34, lot #599 for about $310 (once the buyers premium in included).   This specimen is signficantly nicer, so priced accordingly.
 
Obverse : Persian king shooting a bow.
 
Reverse : Horseman galloping left, holding a spear.

The obverse and reverse of this type is copied directly from the Persian tetradrachms attributed to periord of 350 to 341 BC.

Provenance : ex Darcy Phalen collection.

价格 品种: vcoin4723
US$ 395.00
  • € 342.58
  • £ 301.29
  • AUD 554.64
  • CHF 392.36
  • CAD 512.40

利率: 10/17/18

发货从: Canada
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