Can someone attribute a catalogue number to this tiny owl please.

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  1. Ancient Aussie

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    I picked up this Athens? Obol the other day 8mm Dia and 0.8 gm, and notice the owl seems to stand a bit more upright than most I've seen, Athena's head not well placed on flan doesn't give many clues. can anyone attribute a date and catalogue number please. Hi5LzMW7T9AcdPw6nP2GX4qjwoD83i-removebg-preview.png
     
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  3. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    I don't know much about obols, but the style of the open end eye on the portrait suggests 4th century BC and possibly an imitative coin.
     
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  4. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    The only one I had was attributed to Judea mid 4th century.
     
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  5. ancient times

    ancient times Legatus Legionis

    it looks like it could be Athens. After 449 BC. AR Hemiobol. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, SNG Cop 59.1, not sure, needs more detail
     
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  6. Edessa

    Edessa Well-Known Member

    I have a couple of similar issues that have been attributed as below:

    Philistia (Palestine). Uncertain mint (possibly Gaza). Circa Mid-Fifth Century to 333 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.86g, 2h). Imitating Athens. Obv: AΘE; Helmeted head of Athena right, with profile eye. Rev: AΘE; Owl standing right, head facing, two olive leaves behind, all within incuse square. Ref: SNG ANS 18; HGC 9, 610.
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    Philistia (Palestine). Uncertain mint (possibly Gaza). Circa Mid-Fifth Century to 333 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.63g, 2h). Imitating Athens. Obv: AΘE; Helmeted head of Athena right, with profile eye. Rev: AΘE; Owl standing right, head facing, two olive leaves behind. Ref: SNG ANS 18; HGC 9, 610. Good Fine, nicely toned.
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