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ID:     720967
Type:     Ancient East
Region:     JUDAEA
City:     Yehud Coinage (Persian Rule)
Issuer:     Hezekiah
Date Ruled:     Circa 375-333 BCE
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Hemiobol
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 375-333
Weight:     0.22 g
Die Axis:     8 h
Obverse Description:     Facing young male head
Reverse Legend:     ‘HPHH’ / ‘YHZQYH’
Reverse Description:     Owl standing right, head facing; ‘HPHH’ in Aramaic to left, ‘YHZQYH’ on right
Primary Reference:     Meshorer 22a
Reference2:     Hendin 430 var. (legends in opposite positions)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, dark find patina
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 967 Very rare. There are two varieties of coins of Hezekiah, one giving his title of Satrap. It is likely this is the same Hezekiah who as High Priest of the Jews offered friendship to Ptolemy I of Egypt after his conquest of Palestine. Josephus mentions Hezekiah as being sixty years old at the time of Ptolemy, so it is possible that he served as both a Persian satrap and, later, as a subordinate to Ptolemy.