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Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.
This large bronze type was meant to impress the population and improve support for Antigonus against his rival Herod the Great.
JD14047. Bronze AE 24, Meshorer TJC
1162, VF, Jerusalem mint, weight
14.98g, maximum diameter
23.6mm, die axis
, obverse Paleo-Hebrew inscription
: Mattatayah the High Priest and Council of the Jews, around and between the horns of a double cornucopia
BACIΛEΩC ANTIΓONOY (of King Antigonus
), ivy wreath
tied at the top with ribbons hanging down; nice green patina
Catalog current as of Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
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