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Male Athena Coin, 4th century BCE

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Male Athena Coin

The helmeted male head on this c. 4th century B.C. silver drachma is actually the head of Athena, as it appears on Athenian coins. The female face is disguised by the addition of a beard. The drachma was minted in Gaza.

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

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