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« 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?

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 02:34:53 pm »

What is the weight?
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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...
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 01:34:55 am »

Shape is variable, somewhat random, and does not indicate the denomination.
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« Reply #5 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?
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« Reply #6 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
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« Reply #7 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.).
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 04:33:39 pm »

Thank you all of you! It is really helpful information for me!

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Pawel
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