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Unpublished Dated Askalon Tetradrachm

CNG 91, Lot: 386. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $9500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHILISTIA (PALESTINE), Askalon. 98/7-54/3 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.82 g, 12h). Dated CY 29 (76/5 BC). Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; palm frond over shoulder; to left monogram above dove standing left; LΘK (date) to left. Gitler & Master 17 var. (year 30); SNG ANS –; Rosenberger –; HGC 10, –; DCA –. Near EF, lightly toned, minor porosity, a few faint marks. Unpublished date in a very rare series.