YEHUD AR HALF GERAH, PERSIAN PERIOD
Hendin 1060, TJC 15, Very Fine+, 8.1mm, .36 gram, Struck Circa. 5th - 4th Century B.C.E.
Reverse: Falcon with wings spread, head to right, (YHD at top right field off flan)
PLEASE NOTE: We can only accept checks, or bank transfer for this coin, unless other arrangements are made in advance.
A SHARP, WELL CENTERED example of this RARE and historically significant Judaean Coin. Although the letters are basically off the flan due to flan tightness, the motifs are well centered and the crucial LILY well struck and beautiful! This was one of the earliest Jewish coins struck and perhaps the most iconic with the symbol of Jerusalem. (The modern Israeli shekel is modeled after this coin)
(One would note that the recent couple of specimens in the auctions over the few years (that incidentally fetched higher $$) and did have the letters traded off by missing parts of the lily or eagle. The last decent centered one offered was approx. two years ago)