Õ-Hemiobol, Jerusalem; 0,21 g.
THE SAMEL COLLECTION OF ANCIENT JEWISH COINS
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JUDAEA, Macedonian Period, 333-302 BCE.
Overbeck – Meshorer no. 8.
The species of the bird depicted is under discussion (dove, eagle, duck?), cf. Hendin 119 f. who tended to identify the bird as a duck and to link it to duck-shaped scale weights used by Babylonians and Egyptians. If the bird is a dove, this could be a pointer that the coin was minted not in Jerusalem but in a city with significant cults of Herakles (lion) and Aphrodite (dove).