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Prutah

A prutah (plural - prutot) is a ancient copper coin used by the Jews and a weight, making it similar to the Shekel.  One prutah was worth two lepta, which makes the prutah the second smallest value of coin used by the Judeans.  Prutot were minted from the Hasmonean Dynasty up until the Roman Procuratorship.


Figure 1: A Prutah minted under Alexander Jannaeus (Yannai)

Figure 2: The same Prutah, showing the script drawn on.

Fig. 1

 

Fig. 2

See also

Shekel

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