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Copper Tetradrachm

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1st century BC – 1st century AD. copper Tetradrachm (12g.)– Obverse: smooth and lightly rounded side. – Reverse: extremely schematic representation of Shamash sitting on the left on a stool, with paralleled legs. In his left hand he holds a long sceptre and in his right hand an eagle . On the right side, vertically few spears and a ring recalling a (Greek?) inscription. Behind the head of the character, a ring. In front of him, on the left side, a big south-Arabic shin.” Pre-Islamic , Mleiha, Sharjah, UAE.

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