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Persian Rule in Egypt, 4th century BC Athenian type Silver Tetradrachm

($230-250 est.) $160 realized
Auction 49 / Lot #1:
Athena, 5th century BC (South Arabia) Silver Tetradrachm

Obv.: Head of Athena. Rev.: Owl and olive spray, Aramaic letter B incused.

Dimensions: 16.1; axis 07
Condition: Good fine

Queries and responses for lot #49-001
($230-250 estimated, $160 realized)

  1. Shalom. What is the meaning of the Aramic letter B? Why? Was Aramic the Lingua Franca also in South Arabia? (Robert, I asked separately the same Q…)

    Mazar, Mon 20 Dec 2010, 03:54 AM
  2. B = ?

    Lingua Aramaica it was

    Dr. Robert Deutsch, Mon 20 Dec 2010, 11:04 AM

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