|Sale: CNG 69, Lot: 639. Estimate $200.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2005.
Sold For $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
After 333 BCE. AR Hemiobol (0.29 gm, 7h). Imitating Alexander the Great. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin / Bow-in-bowcase and club; wreath below. Meshorer & Qedar -. VF, toned. ($200)
M&Q place the termination of Samarian coinage at the time of the conquest of Palestine by Alexander. However, recent finds of Samarian coins have included crude imitations of silver fractions of the type of Alexander. It is possible that coinage did continue at Samaria for a few years after the conquest, perhaps up to the time of Ptolemy I.