Ptolemy I, 305-282 BCE. Õ-Hemiobol, Jerusalem; 0.24 g.
THE SAMEL COLLECTION OF ANCIENT JEWISH COINS
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JUDAEA, Ptolemaic Rule.
Õ-Hemiobol, Jerusalem; 0.24 g. Plain (?)//YHZQYH left of an owl standing to r. head facing; its feathers around its head form a nimbus-like object, HRḤH (Yehezeqiyah the governour) to the right of it. Hendin no. 1069; Meshorer, Treasury 199 no. 22.
Very rare in this nice state of preservation. Obv. plain as usual; rev. very fine
Overbeck – Meshorer no. 4.
It is worth considering whether the mentioned governor Yehezeqiyah is to be identified with the high priest Ἐζεκίας mentioned by Josephus, Contra Apionem I 22, 9.