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96000577
CNG 96, Lot: 577. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHILISTIA (PALESTINE), Uncertain mint. Mid 5th century-333 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 3.06 g, 5h). Antithetic standing horses framing two facing heads of Bes; B (in Aramaic) above; all in pearled guilloche-pattern border / Janiform male heads, the left facing; all in pearled guilloche-pattern border within incuse circle. Gitler & Tal XVIII.8D; HGC 10, –. Good VF, lightly toned, some porosity, reverse struck with worn die, surface roughness on reverse. Impressive designs. Very rare.