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Herod Archelaus, Ethnarch of Samaria, Judea, and Idumea, 4 B.C. - 6 A.D.
The anchor was adopted from the Selukids, 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.
JD34886. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1193; Meshorer TJC 69b; BMC p. 235, 39; Meshorer AJC II p. 239, 2b, VF, Jerusalem mint, weight 1.099g, maximum diameter 13.8mm, die axis 0o
, 4 - 6 B.C.; obverse HPω∆OY (of Herod), anchor with long slender arms; reverse EΘ/AN (Ethnarch), surrounded by oak wreath; ex Carl Greenbaum Collection, ex Amphora Coins; scarce
Catalog current as of Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
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