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    Egyptian Ankh Motif

    Ashdod (Ca. 400-333 BC). AR quarter-shekel (16mm, 3.39 gm, 6h). Head r. wearing oriental headdress, hair arranged as a ponytail and knotted at bottom; ornamented ear with earring resembling ankh, within dotted circle / {{ߣ ('Ashdod) above ibex standing r., head turned back, lily (?) bent to right behind, surrounded by cable border in incuse square. Gitler-Tal II.2 D. Samuels pl. 13 (this coin). Hendin V 1002. Mesh. Ash. P. 288,4. Mildenberg 2000c, pl.55,18. Extremely rare. Find Patina. Very Fine.

    The presence of the ankh motif in the earring suggests an Egyptian influence.


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    March, 2012
    8th-9th Thursday-Friday
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