|Ruler:||Judaea: Alexander Jannaeus|
|Reigned:||103 B.C. - 76 B.C.|
|Obverse:||Hebrew legend ="Yonatan (or Yehonatan) the high priest and the community of the Jews" within a wreath.|
|Reverse:||Double cornucopiae, with pomegranate between horns.|
|Reference:||GCV 6089 or 6090, Hendin 473|
The Maccabees (whose history is written in the Old Testament) were a family of Jewish rulers prominent in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, and more correctly known as the Hasmonaeans. The founder was Judas, third son of the priest Mathathias, who was designated by his dying father as the new leader of the band of guerrilla warriors in year 167 B.C.
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