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    Rare Relief / Incuse Design

    Samaria (late 4th century BC). AR quarter-shekel (16mm, 3.53 gm, 6h). bW (S N for Sanballat) between two confronted fighting warriors, the one on the r. stabs at the body with a dagger, while the one on the l. tries to stab the other in the head, all in square border of dots / Two soldiers face each other, the left figure in relief, the right figure incuse, each holds a long spear; the warrior on the right holds a shield ornamented with a frontal head of Bes, all in square border of dots. Samuels 24 (this coin, but inscription read incorrectly). M-Q SC 49. Traite pl. CXXI 11, 1. Extremely rare. Very Fine.

    One of the few ancient coins of the Levant that combines both incuse and relief design not only on the same coin but on the same side of the coin!


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