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    Gaza (Ca. 445-410 BC). AR quarter-shekel (13mm, 3.17 gm, 7h). Helmeted head of Athena to r. / C (A for "Aza" or "Gaza") to l. and AΘE (Athens) to r. of Owl standing r., head facing, olive spray in upper l. field, all within incuse square. Gitler-Tal V. 10D (same dies). Mildenberg 1990a pl. 4,14. Rare Extremely Fine.

    The classic example of a local coin of Gaza being patterned after the ubiquitous Athenian coins of the ancient world; the copying was so precise that even the name of Athens was copied, and the local ethnic for Gaza was added.


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    March, 2012
    8th-9th Thursday-Friday
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