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Judean Kingdom, Judah Aristobulus I (Yehudah), 104 - 103 B.C.
Roman Republic, A. Plautius, c. 55 B.C.
The kneeling figure is probably Aristobulus, the Jewish High Priest then held captive in Rome by Pompey. This special issue was struck by an Aedile Curule. Aediles supervised public works and staged games. Since this issue bears turreted , we may speculate it was to finance a building project.SH56043. Silver
, 395, 13, 932, 431/1, VF, banker, 3.335 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 55 B.C.; A PLAVTIVS S C, turreted of right; IVDAEVS right, BACCHIVS , Bacchius (Aristobulus?) kneels right, camel at side, extending olive branch; SOLD
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