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    Unique Countermark

    Gaza (Ca. 445-410 BC). AR shekel (27mm, 17.12 gm, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena to r. / (retrograde AZ for "Aza") in a circular countermark to l. of AOE (Athens), all to r. of Owl standing r., head facing, olive spray and crescent in upper l. field, all within incuse square. Gitler-Tal V. 7T (this coin). Samuels 1 (this coin). Mildenberg 1997 pl. 1,2 (this coin). Mildenberg 2000c pl. 57,37 (this coin). Elayi and LeMaire pl 24,171 (this coin). Apparently unique. Good Very Fine.

    This is the only published coin with the countermark. Gitler-Tal (118) suggest the possibility that this countermark represents control letters, although they currently accept the attribution to Gaza based on differences with other countermarked specimens.


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