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Judean Kingdom

Coins of Judaea and Palestine are also presented in our Judean and Biblical catalog section. Here coins of the Judaea Kingdom are grouped together and listed from highest price to lowest. In our Judean and Biblical catalog section coins are organized by types and rulers and are presented with additional historical information and biblical references.


Lot of 10 Prutot, Judean Kingdom, Herod Agrippa I, 37 - 44 A.D.
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LT67261. Bronze Hendin 1244, lot of 10 prutot (singular: prutah), Jerusalem mint, 41 - 42 A.D.; obverse AΓPIΠA BACIΛEWC (King Agrippa), umbrella-like canopy with fringes; reverse three heads of barley between two leaves, flanked by L - ς (year 6); actual coins in the photograph; $300.00 (225.00)

Lot of 8 Prutot, Judean Kingdom, Herod Agrippa I, 37 - 44 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Agrippa was son of Aristobulus and Bernice, a grandson of Herod the Great. He spent his boyhood at the imperial court in Rome. His friend Caligula bestowed former territories of Philip and Herod Antipas. Claudius bestowed Judaea. He had James, the brother of John, executed (Acts 12:1-2) and imprisoned Peter (Acts 12:3-5).
LT67264. Bronze lot, Hendin 1244, lot of 8 prutot (singular: prutah), Jerusalem mint, 41 - 42 A.D.; obverse AΓPIΠA BACIΛEWC (King Agrippa), umbrella-like canopy with fringes; reverse three heads of barley between two leaves, flanked by L - ς (year 6); actual coins in the photograph; $250.00 (187.50)

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
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JD55371. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1148, Meshorer TJC N, SGCV II 6086, aVF, weight 2.098 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, die axis 45o, Jerusalem mint, obverse cursive paleo-Hebrew inscription: Yehonatan the King, lily; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (King Alexander in Greek), anchor upside down, within inner circle; scarce; $120.00 (90.00)

Judean Kingdom, Herod the Great, 37 - 4 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This is the first Jewish coin to feature a graven image, the golden bird at the gate of the temple.
JD59177. Bronze lepton, Hendin 1190, Meshorer TJC 66, F, weight 0.745 g, maximum diameter 14.0 mm, die axis 135o, Jerusalem mint, obverse BACIΛ HPW∆, cornucopia; reverse eagle standing right; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); scarce; $95.00 (71.25)

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This type has been reattributed from Hyrcanus II to Alexander Jannaeus by Hendin and Shachar in "The Identity of YNTN on Hasmonean Overstruck Coins and the Chronology of the Alexander Jannaeus Types," Israel Numismatic Research 3, 2008: 87-94. It appears this type was overstruck on earlier coins of Alexander Jannaeus that had never been released from the mint.
JD55299. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1149, Meshorer TJC type T, gVF, bold, overstruck, weight 2.006 g, maximum diameter 16.3 mm, die axis 180o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Paleo-Hebrew inscription within wreath: Yonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns; $80.00 (60.00)

Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The single cornucopia and weight indicate this type was valued at half of Antigonus double cornucopia type. Even so, it is a large bronze compared with the usual Judean prutah denomination.
JD47404. Bronze AE 20, Hendin 1163, Meshorer TJC 37, aVF, weight 7.495 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Mattatayah the High Priest and Council of the Jews, single cornucopia tied with ribbons, grapes and grape vine hang; reverse BACILEΩC ANTIΓONOY (of King Antigonus), legend within wreath and border of dots; scarce; $70.00 (52.50)

Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This large bronze type was meant to impress the population and improve support for Antigonus against his rival Herod the Great.
JD13114. Bronze AE 23, Meshorer TJC 36d, Hendin 1162, VF, weight 14.59 g, maximum diameter 23.6 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Mattatayah the High Priest and Council of the Jews, around and between the horns of a double cornucopia; reverse BACIΛEΩC ANTIΓONOY (of King Antigonus), ivy wreath tied at the top with ribbons hanging down; nice green patina; scarce; $60.00 (45.00)

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo "And now the king's wife loosed the king's brethren, and made Alexander king, who appeared both elder in age, and more moderate in his temper than the rest." (Josephus, Wars, I, IV:1)
JD54973. Bronze prutah, Meshorer TJC Q, Hendin 1144, VF, weight 2.572 g, maximum diameter 16.2 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews, within wreath; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns; $50.00 (37.50)

Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The single cornucopia and weight indicate this type was valued at half of Antigonus double cornucopia type. Even so, it is a large bronze compared with the usual Judean prutah denomination.
JD55530. Bronze AE 20, Hendin 1163, Meshorer TJC 37, F, weight 6.170 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 180o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Mattatayah the High Priest and Council of the Jews, single cornucopia tied with ribbons, grapes and grape vine hang; reverse BACILEΩC ANTIΓONOY (of King Antigonus), legend within wreath and border of dots; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); scarce; $50.00 (37.50)

Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
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JD55121. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1164, F, weight 1.461 g, maximum diameter 14.6 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, obverse retrograde Paleo-Hebrew inscription, Mattatayah, within wreath and border of dots; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, barley stalk between horns, border of dots; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); scarce; $45.00 (33.75)

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This type is recognized for its "cursive style" script.
JD55293. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1146, SNG ANS 116, Meshorer TJC R, aVF, off center, weight 1.836 g, maximum diameter 14.0 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, in cursive style script, within wreath: Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); $45.00 (33.75)

Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
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JD55545. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1164, Meshorer TJC 40, aVF, weight 2.495 g, maximum diameter 15.8 mm, Jerusalem mint, obverse retrograde Paleo-Hebrew inscription, Mattatayah, within wreath and border of dots; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, barley stalk between horns, border of dots; red on black desert patina; scarce; $45.00 (33.75)

Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
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JD55584. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1164, F, weight 1.926 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, Jerusalem mint, obverse retrograde Paleo-Hebrew inscription, Mattatayah, within wreath and border of dots; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, barley stalk between horns, border of dots; scarce; $45.00 (33.75)

Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The single cornucopia and weight indicate this type was valued at half of Antigonus double cornucopia type. Even so, it is a large bronze compared with the usual Judean prutah denomination.
JD40268. Bronze AE 20, Hendin 1163, Meshorer TJC 37, F, weight 7.98 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 270o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Mattatayah the High Priest and Council of the Jews, single cornucopia tied with ribbons, grapes and grape vine hang; reverse BACILEΩC ANTIΓONOY (of King Antigonus), legend within wreath and border of dots; scarce; $40.00 (30.00)

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This type is recognized for its "cursive style" script.
JD28864. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1146, SNG ANS 116, gF, weight 1.920 g, maximum diameter 14.5 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews, cursive style script, within wreath; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns; nice "desert" fill patina; $40.00 (30.00)

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This type has been reattributed from Hyrcanus II to Alexander Jannaeus by Hendin and Shachar in "The Identity of YNTN on Hasmonean Overstruck Coins and the Chronology of the Alexander Jannaeus Types," Israel Numismatic Research 3, 2008: 87-94. It appears this type was overstruck on earlier coins of Alexander Jannaeus that had never been released from the mint.
JD58080. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1149, with the usual obscurity due to overstrike, VF, weight 2.799 g, maximum diameter 15.0 mm, die axis 180o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Yonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews, within wreath; reverse double cornucopia with pomegranate between horns; $40.00 (30.00)

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This type is recognized for its "cursive style" script.
JD55119. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1146, SNG ANS 116, VF, weight 1.789 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 180o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews, cursive style script, within wreath; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns; $40.00 (30.00)

Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The single cornucopia and weight indicate this type was valued at half of Antigonus double cornucopia type. Even so, it is a large bronze compared with the usual Judean prutah denomination.
JD55792. Bronze AE 20, Hendin 1163, Meshorer TJC 37, F, weight 6.157 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 180o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Mattatayah the High Priest and Council of the Jews, single cornucopia tied with ribbons, grapes and grape vine hang; reverse BACILEΩC ANTIΓONOY (of King Antigonus), legend within wreath and border of dots; scarce; $40.00 (30.00)

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This type has been reattributed from Hyrcanus II to Alexander Jannaeus by Hendin and Shachar in "The Identity of YNTN on Hasmonean Overstruck Coins and the Chronology of the Alexander Jannaeus Types," Israel Numismatic Research 3, 2008: 87-94. It appears this type was overstruck on earlier coins of Alexander Jannaeus that had never been released from the mint.
JD58099. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1149, overstruck on an earlier prutot, VF, encrusted, weight 1.733 g, maximum diameter 14.5 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Yonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews, within wreath; reverse double cornucopia with pomegranate between horns; $40.00 (30.00)

Judaean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Unpopular, Jannaeus was pelted with citrons on Sukkot. Enraged, he killed some 6,000 citizens. A revolt erupted and rebels called on the Seleucid King Demetrius II for aid. Demetrius forced him into the mountains but then withdrew. Back in power, Jannaeus crucified 800 rebels forcing them to watch the slaughter of their wives and children from their crosses.
JD63779. Bronze lepton, Meshorer TJC L11, Hendin 1153 var. (barbaric), VF, weight 0.677 g, maximum diameter 13.2 mm, Jerusalem mint, 78 - 76 B.C.; obverse blundered crude anchor that looks like a cross; reverse blundered star; very unusual; $40.00 (30.00)

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
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JD31103. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1144, Meshorer TJC Q, Meshorer AJC F, VF, double struck, weight 2.091 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 180o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews, surrounded by wreath; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns; nice "desert fill patina"; $36.00 (27.00)

Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
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JD36280. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1148, SGCV II 6086, F, weight 13.2 g, maximum diameter 14.7 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Yehonatan the King, around lily; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander in Greek), anchor upside-down as if hanging on the side of a boat, within a linear circle; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); scarce; $36.00 (27.00)

Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
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JD39608. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1164, VF, weight 1.948 g, maximum diameter 14.1 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, obverse retrograde Hebrew inscription, Mattatayah, surrounded by wreath and border of dots; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, barley grain between horns, border of dots; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); scarce; $36.00 (27.00)

Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The single cornucopia and weight indicate this type was valued at half of Antigonus double cornucopia type. Even so, it is a large bronze compared with the usual Judean prutah denomination.
JD43485. Bronze AE 20, Hendin 1163, Meshorer TJC 37, aF, weak strike, weight 6.708 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Mattatayah the High Priest, single cornucopia tied with ribbons, decorated with grape vine, leaves and grapes; reverse BACIΛEΩC ANTIΓONOY (of King Antigonus), legend within wreath and border of dots; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); scarce; $36.00 (27.00)

Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This large bronze type was meant to impress the population and improve support for Antigonus against his rival Herod the Great.
JD43617. Bronze AE 24, Hendin 1162, Fair, weight 15.127 g, maximum diameter 24.8 mm, Jerusalem mint, obverse Hebrew inscription, Mattatayah the High Priest and Council of the Jews, around and between the horns of a double cornucopia; reverse BACIΛEΩC ANTIΓONOY (of King Antigonus), ivy wreath tied at the top with ribbons hanging down; scarce; $36.00 (27.00)

Judean Kingdom, John Hyrcanus I (Yehohanan), 134 - 104 B.C.
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JD57835. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1132, Meshorer TJC A, F, weight 1.929 g, maximum diameter 14.4 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Greek letter A above Hebrew inscription, Yehonanan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews, surrounded by wreath; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns, border of dots; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); $36.00 (27.00)

Lot of 95 Ancient Judaean Bronze Coins, c. 104 B.C. - 70 A.D.
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LT55424. 95 ancient Jewish lepta and prutot, lots of widow's mites, typical worn condition, most Fair, bargain priced, actual coins in the photograph; as is, no returns; $220.00 (165.00)

14 Coin Jewish - Biblical Starter Set, c. 104 B.C. - 70 A.D.
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Maccabees (Hasmonean)
Widow's Mite (Alexander Jannaeus)
Herodian
Roman Procurators
Pontius Pilate
Jewish Revolt

Use our website catalog to specifically identify the coins and read historical information and Biblical references.

LT42557. 14 prutot and lepta all different, actual coins in the photograph; $200.00 (150.00)


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Coins of the Judean Kingdom