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Home > Catalog > |Judean & Biblical Coins| > |Hasmonean Dynasty| > |Alexander Jannaeus| > JD09757
Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C., Irregular Variety
This type may have been struck at by a mobile military mint or is perhaps an ancient counterfeit.
JD09757. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1150b (crude, irregular variety), Meshorer TJC K, Meshorer AJC C, aVF, Jerusalem mint, weight 2.58g, maximum diameter 19.5mm, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse star of eight rays, no visible inscription; reverse blundered Greek legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander), upside-down anchor; SOLD










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Anchor: The anchor was adopted from the Seleucids, who used it to symbolize their naval strength. Anchors are often 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 probably publicized the annexation of these areas.

Star: The star symbolized heaven.†

Diadem:† The diadem symbolized royalty


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