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)
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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