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Started by jsalgado, August 06, 2019, 07:51:50 AM

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jsalgado

copper   2,08 g  15/16 mm  Many thanks for your help.




Figleaf

Frustrating. The plant arrangement on the second pic looks so familiar, but I can't find it. Can you reconstruct any of the letters?

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

THCoins

The plant looks most like a grapevine and thus likely is not in the correct orientation ?

stef

Something simiar here (near the end of the page).
Judaean Kingdom, Valerius Gratus, Reign of Tiberius, AE Prutah...

Figleaf

Sorry, Stef, the fig looks different. TH's suggestion of a grape vine seems good to me. Nevertheless, I searched coin archives and the ANA data base (677 hits, most the same - numbing!) on Judean coins and found nothing like it. Plenty of big bunches of grapes, but no vines. The coin looks Greek, but it doesn't look like silver.

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

stef

#5
Figleaf, I was not very clear. There is no direct link to the coin. Check for Hendin 643. The full description is:

QuoteJudaean Kingdom, Valerius Gratus, Reign of Tiberius, AE Prutah, 15-26 AD, Year 4, Caesarea Mint
IOVΛIA
Branch with large vine leaf and bunch of grapes
(No legend)
Vertical amphora with scroll handles on base
L | Δ across fields
15mm x 16mm, 2.06g
Hendin 643; Meshorer 326a

Figleaf

Ahhh! Yup, that's it. Thank you. Except that in view of the top of the urn, I have a preference for Hendin 644. Borrowed the pics from Wildwinds.

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

jsalgado

Stef and Peter
Many thanks for the identification of this interesting coin.
Salgado