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Offline Peter G5

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Hasmoneous prutah ID help (I hope I did not post it 2x)
« on: December 09, 2019, 03:51:41 pm »
Dear Board,

I have no talent for read my ancestors writing, complete disappointment...can someone help me to determine the high priest of this coin (if possible)?
(Other side is very off-center, some parts of a cornucopia can be seen)

Thank you for your help in advance!

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Re: Hasmoneous prutah ID help (I hope I did not post it 2x)
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 04:27:39 pm »
I think it is Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan). Please take a look at the attached coin from my collection. You have to check each letter and its neighbours left, right, above and below. Then you can see the coincidence.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=1882

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Offline Peter G5

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Re: Hasmoneous prutah ID help (I hope I did not post it 2x)
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 12:22:17 am »
Thank you very much, now I have started to recognize the similar characters! (until now I was wondered why people could not read the legends of roman coins....now I begin to understand them)

 

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