Ancient Coins (9 April 2008)

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Date of Auction: 9th April 2008


Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Philistia, Uncertain issuing authority, Obol, 5th-4th century, janiform bearded head, rev. double-protome of roaring lions with protruding tongues, all within incuse square, 0.58g/10h (Gitler-Tal, XXVII.8.Oa). Very fine and of the highest rarity, believed to be the only known example (£800-1,000)