Author Topic: Ancient Judaea, Herodian Kingdom: Herod I (40 BCE-4 CE) Æ 8 Prutot (Hendin 1169)  (Read 407 times)

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Offline Quant.Geek

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Ancient Judaea, Herodian Kingdom: Herod I (40 BCE-4 CE) Æ 8 Prutot, Uncertain mint in Samaria, RY 3 (Hendin 1169; TJC 44)

Obv: Helmet with cheek guards surmounted by star; above to either side, palm branch
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ HPΩΔOY; tripod lebes; in left field, L Γ; in right field, monogram

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For someone who collects amazing coin, this is a most amazing coin. Did you have to rob a museum to get it? ;) I would normally argue that coins of this place and time are better drawn than photographed, but I'm happy to acknowledge this exception.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Offline echizento

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This is a beautiful coin. I'm working on a collection of this type but have no 8 Prutah.