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    The High Priest Abdiel

    Samaria (late 4th century BC). AR quarter-shekel (14mm, 4.24 gm, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena to r. / >«Âb6 (Abdiel) downward, between AΘE downward on r. and owl r. head facing, olive spray and crescent upper l., all within incuse square. M-Q CS 39(b) (this coin). Samuels 22 (this coin). M-Q SC 57. Hendin 103. Extremely rare. Some pitting on face, otherwise about Extremely Fine.

    Abdiel I was the High Priest mentioned in the Old Testament (Jer. 36:26) who scolded the Jews for not recognizing the holiness of Mt. Gerizim during the time of Zerubbabel.


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