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Home > Catalog > |Judean & Biblical Coins| > |Hasmonean Dynasty| > |Alexander Jannaeus| > JD02429
Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
The anchor was adopted from the Seleucids, who used it to symbolize their naval strength. Anchors are depicted upside down, as they would be seen hung on the side of a boat ready for use. Jannaeus' anchor coins were probably struck after the conquest of the coastal cities (with the exception of Ashkelon) in 95 B.C. The anchor on these coins probably publicized the annexation of these areas. See Symbols| on Judean| Coins| in NumisWiki.
JD02429. Bronze lepton, Hendin 1152a, Meshorer TJC L, Meshorer AJC C, VF, Jerusalem mint, weight 1.28g, maximum diameter 13.8mm, 78 - 76 B.C.; obverse Aramaic inscription: King Alexander Year 25, star of eight rays and central pellet within circle of dots; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, upside-down anchor within linear circle, no Greek date; SOLD










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