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    One of Three Known

    Gaza (4th century BC). AR shekel (22 X 24mm, 16.54 gm, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena to r. / ( (mem for "Marnas") to r. of AΘE (Athens) to r. of Owl standing r., head facing, olive spray in upper l. field, all within incuse square. Gitler-Tal V.17T (this coin). Mildenberg 1990a pl. 4,6 (this coin). Meshorer Gaza p. 78, figure 1. Extremely rare. Good Very Fine.

    This is one of three known specimens. The great god of Gaza was called Marnas (relating to the Aramaic word Marna, "the Lord"). Marnas was god of rain and grain and who was invoked against famine.


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    March, 2012
    8th-9th Thursday-Friday
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