Between the Borders: A Coin of Gaza Overstruck on an Edomite rb‘ sheqel (‘drachm’)

Haim Gitler, Oren Tal

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A unique coin in the collection of the Israel Museum (IMJ 37290, 3.83 g, axis 9)¹ belongs to the Edomite dome-shaped series minted in southern Palestine in the late Persian Period as is apparent from its shape and weight.² However, at a later stage when this specimen was still in circulation but probably in a different geographical region, namely Philistia (southern Coastal Plain of Palestine), its obverse was overstruck with dies of a Gaza rb‘sheqel/quarter (‘drachm’) (fig. 1):Obv: Laureate bearded male r. (Zeus?).Rev. Falcon r; in lower right field traces of the letter Zayin belonging to the legend ‘Ayin
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAleksanderia
Subtitle of host publicationStudies on Items, Ideas and History. Dedicated to Professor Aleksander Bursche on the Occasion of his 65th birthday
EditorsRenata Ciołek, Roksana Chowaniec
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherHarrassowitz Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783447391382
ISBN (Print)9783447115544
StatePublished - 2021


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