Judaean Kingdom, John Hyrcanus I (Yehohanan), 134 - 104 B.C., for the Seleukid
Struck by John Hyrcanus, of , in the name of the Seleukid Antiochos VII, (Sidetes). Soon after Hyrcanus assumed power, the Seleukid kingdom marched on Jerusalem. and Hyrcanus I negotiated a treaty that left Hyrcanus a vassal to the Syrian . Probably as a conciliatory gesture to the Jews, the lily (a symbol of Jerusalem) replaced the of the Seleukid .JD76660. Bronze AE 16, 1131, 2123(2), 2139, 831, 7101, 1103, p. 30, F, green , , some corrosion and scratches, 2.918 g, maximum 15.7 mm, 45o, Jerusalem mint, 132 - 131 B.C.; lily on stem with two leaves, dot ; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY (of Antiochus, Benefactor), , upside down, AΠP (year 181 of the ) below; $110.00 (Ä97.90)
Judean Kingdom, Judah Aristobulus I (Yehudah), 104 - 103 B.C.
JD71257. Bronze , 1143, F, 1.871 g, maximum 14.5 mm, 0o, Jerusalem mint, Hebrew , Yehudah the High Priest and the Council of the Jews, surrounded by ; double adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns; $60.00 (Ä53.40)
Judean Kingdom, John Hyrcanus I (Yehohanan), 134 - 104 B.C.
John Hyrcanus was the son of Simon the Maccabee and nephew of the folk hero Judah Maccabee, hero of the Hanukkah story. Soon after Hyrcanus assumed power, the Seleukid kingdom marched on Jerusalem. Antiocus VII and Hyrcanus I negotiated a treaty that left Hyrcanus a vassal to the Syrian . John Hyrcanus was the first Jewish ruler to issue coins in his own name.JD79869. Bronze , group B, 1133, F, dark green with highlighting earthen fill, both sides a little off center, 2.233 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 0o, Jerusalem mint, 134 - 104 B.C.; : Yehonanan the High Priest and of the Council of the Jews, surrounded by ; double adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns, A left below horns; $50.00 (Ä44.50)
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