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Numismatic and History Discussions => Biblical & Judean Coins => Topic started by: Pawel C on October 02, 2018, 01:00:13 pm



Title: Prutah or double-prutah under Archelaus?
Post by: Pawel C on October 02, 2018, 01:00:13 pm
Hello.

I have a problem with identification this coin. Do you know if it is a prutah or a double-prutah under Archelaus?

Kind regards,
Pawel


Title: Re: Prutah or double-prutah under Archelaus?
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 02, 2018, 02:34:53 pm
What is the weight?


Title: Re: Prutah or double-prutah under Archelaus?
Post by: cmcdon0923 on October 02, 2018, 10:38:21 pm
My one prutah example (H-504 / 1195) weighs 1.28 grams.  My two prutot example (H-503 / 1194) weighs 2.74 grams.

So as Jay infers, once you have the weight, attribution should be pretty straight-forward.


Title: Re: Prutah or double-prutah under Archelaus?
Post by: Pawel C on October 03, 2018, 12:51:03 am
It weighs 1.12 g. Does it mean that it is an one prutah? Base on shape from book "A Numismatic Journey Through the Bible" it seems to be rather double-prutah...


Title: Re: Prutah or double-prutah under Archelaus?
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 03, 2018, 01:34:55 am
Shape is variable, somewhat random, and does not indicate the denomination.


Title: Re: Prutah or double-prutah under Archelaus?
Post by: Pawel C on October 03, 2018, 04:07:09 pm
Thank you very much for your reply and help! Could you tell me some examples of literature where I could learn to recognize Biblical coins?


Title: Re: Prutah or double-prutah under Archelaus?
Post by: Dominic T on October 03, 2018, 08:02:53 pm
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?vpar=1209&pos=0&open=516#Books-&-Supplies
DT


Title: Re: Prutah or double-prutah under Archelaus?
Post by: cmcdon0923 on October 04, 2018, 09:51:57 am
And on the page that Dominic gave you, the "Bible" for Biblical coins is David Hendin's "Guide to Biblical Coins" (5th ed.).


Title: Re: Prutah or double-prutah under Archelaus?
Post by: PMah on October 04, 2018, 04:02:49 pm
Start with Hendin as Craig suggests.  Maybe even stay with Hendin until you become super-advanced.  He blends the narrative with high numismatics, without needing to start from a belief-system.  Many entry level books on the topic assume the reader has a heavy investment in a belief-system.
Plus David Hendin is a nice guy and still very active in numismatics.


Title: Re: Prutah or double-prutah under Archelaus?
Post by: Pawel C on October 05, 2018, 04:33:39 pm
Thank you all of you! It is really helpful information for me!

Kind regards,
Pawel