SA-No.GMZCL`12 (OJ)

Judaea, Samaria 375-333 B.C

AR 9.70mm (Thickness 1.54mm), weight 0.67g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), 1/16 Shekel.

Obverse: Galley left with oars and row of shields; below waves, date above (year 9), cable border.

Reverse: Mazday/Mazaios (Persian King) wearing crenellated crown right, (seizing Lions forelock with left hand, and holding dagger in right) slaying lion standing before him on hind legs, Aramaic letters zain (Z) & mim (M) between, Square incuse.

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Ref: Meshorer & Qedar 96; Betlyon states that Mazday´s rule lasted 4 years in Sidon, so year 9 allocated to Samaria.

One comment on “SA-No.GMZCL`12 (OJ)

  1. Pingback: Coins baring the name of Mazday | Coins Of The Southern Levant

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