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Athenian Coin, 5th century BCE

Athena_Coin

Athenian Coin

This coin was a local imitation of an Athenian coin. It is a silver tetradrachma minted in Gaza in the 5th century B.C. The profile head is the goddess, Pallas Athena, and on the opposite side is the owl, her holy bird.

The Holy Land in Coins, Yaakov Meshorer, BAR Mar 1978.

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