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CNG Feature Auction 115

Lot nuber 350

PHILISTIA (PALESTINE), Gaza (‘Azah). Mid 5th century-333 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21mm, 17.43 g, 9h). Imitating Athens.

CNG Feature Auction 115
Lot: 350.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 35 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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PHILISTIA (PALESTINE), Gaza (‘Azah). Mid 5th century-333 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21mm, 17.43 g, 9h). Imitating Athens. Head of Athena right, with frontal eye, wearing earring, necklace with pendants, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / Owl standing facing, wings folded; olive sprigs in upper corners, ‘AZ (in Phoenician) across lower field; all within incuse square. Gitler & Tal V.5Ta = SNG ANS 1 = SNG Berry 701 = Van Alfen, Two, p. 65, 9 = Mildenberg, Gaza, pl. 4, 1 (same dies); HGC 10, 532 (same dies as illustration); BMC Palestine pl. 42, 1 = Mildenberg, Money, pl. 1, 5 (same obv. die); Boston MFA 2203 = ACGC 207 = Svoronos, Monnaies pl. 110, 49 (same obv. die); Heritage 3075, lot 32034 (same dies); Künker 280, lot 264 (same dies); NAC 64, lot 1528 (same dies); Triton XXII, lot 388 (same obv. die). Slight die wear, minor marks, slight weakness at center of reverse. VF. Extremely rare. Apparently the eighth known, with only five examples recorded, three of which are in museum collections (ANS, Boston, and Berlin [the latter illustrated in Mildenberg, Money, and BMC]).

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 115 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 16-17 September 2020. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 16 September 2020 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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