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AR Yehud, "Hezekiah", Bold Extremely Fine, Very RARE - see notes, 4th Century B.C.E. SOLD

  • AR Yehud, "Hezekiah"
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Price:
$950.00
SKU:
jpp199
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit(s)


Product Description

AR YEHUD, HALF GERAH, "HEZEKIAH"

Hendin 1069var (1/4 Gerah?), MCP O15/Reverse Unlisted, Extremely Fine, 6.3mm, .15 gram, Struck Circa. 4th Century B.C.E.

Obverse: Facing head within a circle

Reverse: Inscription HEZEKIA HAPECHA (the governor) to the sides of owl standing to right, head facing. The feathers around the head form a beaded circle

 A RARE coin of intriguing style. The obverse die is listed on MCP as O15, RARE with only two listed and the reverse die is not listed at all! With a total of 196 coins listed that was quite a surprising find. The beaded circle around the owls head is further away and the lettering is larger than usual.

It is also possibly a new and unpublished denomination of 1/4 gerah, although that was not the intention of the die cutters, who used the same dies as the 1/2 gerah coins.

The coin was hard to photograph but is extremely SHARP and very BOLDLY struck!


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