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Home > Catalog > Judean & Biblical Coins > Herodian Dynasty > Herod the Great > SH13111
Judean Kingdom, Herod the Great, 37 - 4 B.C.
The decoration on the helmet was not present on all dies. On those coins struck with these details, the decoration has only rarely survived wear and corrosion. The decoration on this specimen, which is quite bold and sharp for the type, appears to be two ivy leaves.
SH13111. Copper eight prutot, Hendin 1169, Meshorer TJC 44, Meshorer AJC II 1, gVF, Samaria mint, weight 7.05g, maximum diameter 24.3mm, die axis 45o, 40 B.C.; obverse HPΩ∆OY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (of King Herod), tripod, ceremonial bowl (lebes) above, LΓ - P (year 3 of the tetrarchy = 40 B.C.) across fields; reverse military helmet facing, decorated with ivy?, with cheek pieces and straps, wreathed with acanthus leaves, star above, flanked by two palm-branches; rare in this condition; SOLD











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