"COIN OF THE MONTH" - Hezekiah AR Yehud 1/2 Ma'ah, BOLD Extremely Fine, 4th Century B.C.E. RESERVED

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COIN OF THE MONTH - HEZEKIAH HAPECHA AR YEHUD, 1/2 MA'AH

Hendin 1069, Extremely Fine, 7.4mm, .23 grams. Struck Circa. 333 - 302 B.C.E. 

Obverse: Blank 

Reverse: Inscription YHZQY[H] (Hezekiah) to right, and HPKH (the governor) to left of owl standing right, head facing the feathers of the head form a beaded circle.

Obverse blank as typical.  The reverse with the Hezekiah inscription was boldly struck from a fresh die with an exceeding clear and bold bird and inscription. Quite hard to find the inscription this well struck!

See here a comparative shadow of a coin that sold recently for over $500, and here a two sided specimen that sold slightly earlier for $3,000 but the main bird side does not compare to ours.

Hapecha is the Biblical term for a governor (appointed during the Persian period) as found explicitly in the bible.