Ancient Coins (9 April 2008)

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Date of Auction: 9th April 2008


Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Philistia, Uncertain issuing authority, Drachm, 5th-4th century, janiform head of female facing and bearded male right, rev. Bes facing, holding knife and standing on tail of rampant lion, all within incuse square, 3.71g/7h (Gitler-Tal, XVIII.5.Da). Very fine and extremely rare, only two examples believed known (£1,200-1,500)