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                                   ANCIENT JUDAEAN  &  BIBLICAL COINS                                      

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1. Tyre, Phoenicia,110-109 B.C. AR Tetradrachm / Shekel (14.23 gm.) Obv:Bust 
of Melkart right.
Rev: Eagle standing left on prow, palm over right wing; to left, 
date ZI (year 17) above club; monogram in field to right; Phoenician letter 
between legs.
BMC 82. EF-....................................................................(Image) SOLD

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2. Pontius Pilate; Procurator of Judaea  under Tiberius,  26-36 A.D., under 
whom Jesus Christ was crucified. Matthew 27:2.   prutah, 15 mm. Obv:
TIBEPIOY KAICAP(OC). The letters in parenthesis are not visible. This legend
means "Of Tiberius Caesar." Between the inscriptions is a "lituus," a staff
  of 
office, but "a pagan symbol abhorrent to the Jews," per Hendin. Rev: date "HZ"
(blundered "LIZ" = Year 17) in wreath = 30 A.D.  Hendin 1342b. The lighter areas on
the coin are soil from
the original find site. It has not been cleaned..(Image) $185

                           

3. Alexander Jannaeus; 103-76 B.C.; prutah, 14 mm. The "Widow's Mite" of the
bible. Mark 12:41- 44. Obv: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΧΑΝΔΡΟΥ around anchor within a
circle with Alexander's name, in Greek, around. Rev: Star of eight rays
surrounded by a diadem; between the rays, Aramaic inscription "Yehonatan the
King." It is called the Widows Mite because Jesus is quoted as calling attention to
the poor widow at the temple tithing two "mites," (they are small copper coins)
and noting that the two mites represented all that she had, so that her giving
exceeded that of more wealthy people, who gave only a tiny fraction of their
wealth. Hendin 469. Extraordinary condition!.....................
.....................(Image) $425

                          

4. Herod I, the Great; 40-4 B.C.; lepton, 15 mm.  Matthew writes of this
infamous king ordering the "Massacre of the Innocents," all children under the
age of two, because he feared "A King had been born to the Jews." Matthew 2:1-
13 and 16-18. The obverse shows an anchor with "King Herod" around, in Greek.
The reverse shows double cornucopia,  caduceus  between and letter "N" above.
Hendin 500........
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SOLD 

                             

5. Herod Philip II; 4 B.C.- 34 A.D.; first husband of the notorious Salome. The
denomination is not recorded in history,  so numismatists refer to it by its size:
18 mm. Matthew 14:3; Mark 6:17 - 6:29; Luke 3:19. The obverse shows the head of
the Roman emperor Tiberius, at whose pleasure Herod Philip served as a satrap,
with Tiberius' name and title around. The reverse shows a temple, with the letters
LΛΓ between the columns, which is the date of "Year 33" (29/30 A.D.), with
Philip's name and title around. Fair(worn die)/Very Fine+. Hendin 537.....(Image)
$900

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6. Titus, as Caesar; 69-79 AD. Sestertius. "JUDAEA CAPTA" issue. Rome mint. 
Struck 72 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Titus standing in triumphal quadriga, 
right, holding scepter and branch. The chariot is ornamented with Nike standing r. 
holding wreath in outstretched arm. S.C IN EX.. RIC II, 611 (Vespasian); Hendin 
790, fourth  edition, except differing obverse legend. VERY  RARE!......(Image) $5250

                              

7. JUDAEA, Hasmoneans. John Hyrcanus I (Yehohanan). 135-104 BCE. Prutah (15mm, 1.91 gm, 2h). Obv: "Yehohanan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews" (in Hebrew) in five lines within wreath. Rev: Double cornucopiae adorned with ribbons; pomegranate between horns; Meshorer Group B, 11; Hendin 457. EF, black patina with light earthen encrustation. Highly exceptional for issue. Note the detail on the pomegranate. Ex C. Wolfe................................................................(Image) $375

                              

8. Another. 16mm, 2.01 gm, 12h...................................................................(Image) $150

                              

9. JUDAEA, Hasmoneans. Alexander Jannaeus. 103-76 BCE. Prutah (17mm, 3.57 gm). Jerusalem mint. Obv: Anchor. Rev: Star of eight rays surrounded by diadem. Meshorer Group K; Hendin 1150; HGC 10, 637...........................................(Image) $255

                              

10. Judaea, Hasmonean Kingdom. Mattathias Antigonos (Mattatayah). 40-37 BCE. 8 Prutot (12.82 gm), Jerusalem. Obv: 'Mattatayah the High Priest and Council of the Jews' (Paleo-Hebrew) around double cornucopiae. Rev. ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ around ivy wreath tied with ribbons. (TJC 36; Hendin 481 and 1162); Reif. 21 Ex Gans..................................................................................................................(Image) $525

                              

11. JUDAEA. Hasmonean Kingdom. Mattathias Antigonus, 40-37 BCE. AE Prutah. 13mm, 1.91 gm. Obv: "Mattatayah" surrounded by wreath. Rv. Ear of barley between double cornuacopiae. Hendin 483, AJC I. Group Y. Ex Knoblock...............(Image) $225

                              

12. JUDAEA, Herodians. Herod II Archelaus. 4 BCE-6 CE. 1/2 Prutah (13mm, 0.86 gm). Jerusalem mint. Obv:Prow of galley left. Rev: ΕΘΝ, Legend within wreath. ΒΜC 233, 27;΄Reif. 56. Ex Gans.................................................................................(Image) $35

                              

13. JUDAEA, Procurators. Valerius Gratus. Under Tiberius. 15-26 CE. Prutah (1.93 gm). Year 11 (24 CE). Obv: (TIB/KAI/CAP) in wreath. Rev: Palm branch; ΙΟΥ-ΛΙΑ on either sde, LI-Δ below. AJC II Supp. V, 19; Hendin 647. Ex Schulman....(Image) $65

                              

14. Another. 1.48 gm. Ex Hesperia Art..........................................................(Image) $35

                              

15. JUDAEA, Roman Administration. Tiberius. 14-37 CE. Prutah (16mm, 1.92 gm, 2h). Struck under Pontius Pilate, praefectus Iudaeae. Dated RY 18 (31/2 CE). Obv: Lituus. Rev: L IH (date) within wreath. RPC 4969; Hendin 1343.................(Image) $195

                              

16. Another. 16mm; 1.41 gm, 12h..................................................................(Image) $195

                              

17. Another. 15mm; 2.11 gm; 12h..................................................................(Image) $225

                              

18. JUDAEA, Procurators. Pontius Pilate. 26-36 CE. Prutah (16mm, 2.25 g, 11h). Dated RY 17 (AD 30). Obv: TIB(ЄPIOY) KAICAPO(C), lituus. Rev: LIZ (date) within wreath. RPC 4968; Meshorer 333; Hendin 649.............................................(Image) $245

                              

19. Another, but backward "Z."  See cf. Meshorer 333b (for rev.); cf. Hendin 1342a (for rev.). 16mm; 2.14 gm; 3h..................................................................................(Image) $185

                              

20. Another. 15mm; 1.96 gm; 10h...................................................................(Image) $225

                              

21.  Another. 15mm; 2.16 gm; 3h....................................................................(Image) $135

                              

22. JUDAEA, Procurators. Pontius Pilate. 26-36 CE. Prutah (16mm, 1.88 gm, 12h). Dated RY 16 (29 CE). Obv: (IOYΛIA KAICAPOC), three bound grain ears. Rev: (TIBЄPIOY K)AICAPOC L(Iς), simpulum. Meshorer 331; Hendin 648............(Image) $75

                              

23. Another. 16mm; 1.93 gm; 11h. Obv: IOYΛIA K(AICAPOC). Rev: TIBЄ(PIOY KAIC)APOC LIς...............................................................................................(Image) $110

                              

24. Another. 16mm; 2.03 gm; 10h. Obv: IOYΛIA KAICAPOC. Rev: (TIBЄPIOY KAIC)APOC LIς................................................................................................(Image) $175

                              

25. Another. 16mm; 2.31 gm; 10h. Obv: IOYΛIA KAI(CAPOC). Rev: (T)IBЄPIOY KAICAPOC L(Iς)................................................................................................(Image) $155

                              

26. HERODIAN KINGS of JUDAEA. Agrippa I. 37-44 CE. Prutah (17mm, 2.39 gm, 9h). Dated year 6 (41/2) CE. Obv: (BA)CIΛEWC (AΓΡΙΠA), umbrella-like canopy. Rev: Three ears of barley between (L S) (date). Meshorer 120; Hendin 553..........(Image) $45

                             

27. JUDAEA, Procurators. Antonius Felix. 52-59 CE. Prutah (16mm, 1.94 gm, 6h). In the names of Agrippina Junior and Claudius. Jerusalem mint. Dated RY 14 of Claudius (54 CE). Obv: IOY/ΛIA AΓ/PIΠΠI/NA in four lines within wreath. Rev: Title of Claudius around crossed palm fronds; date LIΔ below. RPC I 4970; Hendin 1347. Ex C. Wolfe, 1968. Splendid dark green patina with earthen deposits.............(Image) $250

                              

28. Another. 17mm; 2.50 gm; 12h. Ex Knobloch...........................................(Image) $125

                             

29. Another. 17mm; 1.85 gm; 12h. Ex Knobloch............................................(Image) $45

                             

30. JUDAEA, Procurators. Porcius Festus. 58/59-62/63 CE. Prutah (2.64 gm). Year 5. NEP/WNO/C, legend within wreath /( KAIC-APOC, ΛE), palm. AJC II Supp. V, 35; Hendin 653. Ex Schulman..................................................................................(Image) $55

                              

31. Another. 2.58 gm..........................................................................................(Image) $55

                              

32. Another. 2.60 gm..........................................................................................(Image) $95

                              

33. JUDAEA, Roman Administration. Agrippa II, with Vespasian. Circa 50-100 CE. (28mm, 15.11 gm, 12h). Uncertain (Caesarea Paneas?) mint. Dated RY 14 (74/5 CE). Obv: Laureate head of Vespasian right. Rev: Tyche standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia; ET ΔI (date) to left. Meshorer 135; Hendin 1301; RPC 2243. Ex Blom...................................................................................................................(Image) $300

                              

34. JUDAEA, Herodians. Agrippa II, with Titus. Circa 50-100 CE. (28mm, 13.46 gm, 11h). Caesarea Paneas mint. Dated RY 29 of the first era of Agrippa II (77/8 CE). Obv: Laureate head of Titus right. Rev: Victory advancing right, holding palm frond and wreath; ETOY - KΘ (date) across field. Meshorer 173b; Hendin 1293; RPC II 2291. Ex Coin Galleries.....................................................................................................(Image) $95

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