Minilist 10 - April 3, 2013

Tiny Silver Coins of Eretz-Israel and the Holy Land

Welcome to our 10th Mini-List of 2013 and the first of two lists offering of the fascinating tiny silver coins of Samaria as well as Yehud coins mostly of the Persian Period although there is one Ptolemaic issue on this list and List #2 will have some later tiny silver coins as well. All of these coins are pieces new to our inventory in 2013.

Images of all 12 coins are included. However please note because of the size of these coins, they are very difficult to photograph.

*54902 *SAMARIA. Before 333 BC. AR Hemi-obol (.22g). Winged bull jumping right, head turned back/"Scorpian Man" winged and bearded to right. SC-11, CS-63. VF, obv., a bit o.c. $175

*54903 *SAMARIA. 4th Century BC. Silver Obol (.69g). Lion crouching left, head facing in square, two letters above right/The same, but very weak. SC-69. Toned VF/aVG, reverse porous. $225

*54904 *SAMARIA. 4th Century BC. AR Obol (.70). Cow standing to r., turning head back, towards suckling calf/Stag crouching l., looking back, olive spray to r., and O above at left . SC-148. Toned F/VF. $349

*54905 *SAMARIA. 4th Century BC. AR Obol (.48g). Bearded male head right/Female head right. SC-186, CS-70. Toned VF/F, rev. o.c. $260

*54959 *YEHUD COINAGE, Persian Period. Before 333 BC. Silver Obol (.51g). Helmeted head of Athena right/Owl standing, head right, lily to left, YHD to right, Letters sharp & clear. H-1050, TJC-6a. Fine/Choice VF. Obverse mainly off-center, reverse very choice. $425

*54892 *YEHUD COINAGE, Persian Period. Before 333 BC. AR Obol or Gerah (.46g). Obverse unstruck (should be head of Athena right)/Owl standing, "YHD" to right, small lily to left. Reverse is VF, toned and sharp and clear. TJC-6v, H-1050v. $220

*54962 *YEHUD COINAGE, Persian Period. Before 333 BC. Silver Obol (.51g). Bare male head right (barely there)/Owl standing to right, head facing, "YHD" to right, olive spray to left. H-1056, TJC-13. Fair/Choice VF. Great reverse on this very rare coin. $575

*54963 *YEHUD COINAGE, Persian Period. Before 333 BC. Silver 1/2 Obol (.23g). Head of Persian king right wearing jagged crown/Falcon with spread wings looking right, yhd (retrograde) to right. H-1059a, TJC-16c. VF, bit porous. Nice for this rare issue. $575

*54965 *YEHUD COINAGE, Persian Period. Before 333 BC. Silver 1/2 Obol (.29g). Head of Persian king right wearing jagged crown/Falcon with spread wings looking right, yhd (retrograde) to right. H-1059a, TJC-16c. VG/F+, bit porous. A more typical looking coin than above. $269

*54966 *YEHUD COINAGE, Persian Period. Before 333 BC. Silver 1/2 Obol (.26g). Head of Persian king right wearing jagged crown/Falcon with spread wings looking right, yhd (retrograde) to right. H-1059a, TJC-16c. VG/aVF, bit porous. A third of 4 examples being offered. $350

*54967 *YEHUD COINAGE, Persian Period. Before 333 BC. Silver 1/2 Obol (.24g). Head of Persian king right wearing jagged crown/Falcon with spread wings looking right, yhd (retrograde) to right. H-1059a, TJC-16c. aF/VF, bit porous. $450

54961 *YEHUD COINAGE, Ptolemaic Period. Ptolemy II, 261 BC or earlier. Silver 1/4 Obol (.18g). Diademed head of Ptolemy I right/Eagle standing, wings spread, head left, Yhdh to left. H-1087, TJC-32. VF/Fine. $325

End of Sale.