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    Gaza (Ca. 445-410 BC). AR quarter-shekel (14.6mm, 4.24 gm, 10h). Helmeted head of Athena to r. / o (A for "Aza" or "Gaza") to left and AΘE (Athens) to right of owl standing right, head facing, olive spray in upper left field, all within incuse square. Gitler-Tal V.10D. Mildenberg 1990a pl. 4,14. Very Fine.

    Ex Shoshana II (Heritage Long Beach, 5 September 2012), lot 2004. 

    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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