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Live auction - 4390448 - 10 Pounds PALESTINE 1939 P.09c

10 Pounds PALESTINE  1939 P.09c VF
10 Pounds PALESTINE  1939 P.09c VF10 Pounds PALESTINE  1939 P.09c VF
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Starting price : 2 000 €
Estimate : 4 000 €
Price : 4 100 €
Maximum bid : 4 500 €
End of the sale : 07 July 2020 19:05:18
bidders : 5 bidders
Face Value : 10 Pounds
Date: 07 septembre 1939
Period/Provinces/Banks Palestine Currency Board
Catalogue reference : P.09c
Alphabet - series : A n°698151
Detailed grade description : Petites restaurations en marge haute, aplati

Historical background


PALESTINE

(Fourth century BC)

The number of imitations for coinage of Athens is considerable. Many copies were discovered in Naucratis in the Nile Valley. This type drachmas seems to come from Palestinian workshops, perhaps Gaza? At first, the imitations are servile and good weight. Gradually, the weight of the coins is lowered and the style becomes more coarse. The next step is to modify all or part of the typology and the alteration or disappearance of the legend and its replacement by Aramaic letters. Our copy that bad style certainly belongs to the first phase of imitation coinage of Athens.

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