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    Gaza (Ca. 445-410 BC). AR shekel (25mm, 17.24 gm, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena to r., countermark ¤ (mem for Marnas) circle / AΘE (Athens) to r. of Owl standing r., head facing, olive spray and crescent in upper l. field, all within incuse square. Mildenberg Vestigia pl. XXIV,3. Mildenberg 1990a pl. 4,3. Extremely rare. Good Very Fine.

    The countermark ¤ was ascribed by Mildenberg to Gaza, but in this case the letter is in the style of Northwest Semitic script and raises a possible question of that attribution. See also SNG ANS pl. 1,4 which Meshorer attributed as Greco-Palestinian.


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    March, 2012
    8th-9th Thursday-Friday
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