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Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
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. -- Ancient Jewish Coinage by Yaakov Meshorer
JD40342. Bronze prutah
1150, Meshorer TJC
gVF, Jerusalem mint, weight
2.246g, maximum diameter
15.9mm, 95 - 76 B.C.; obverse star
of eight rays and central pellet surrounded by diadem, Paleo-Hebrew inscription
'Yehonatan the king' between rays; reverse
BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King
Alexander), upside-down anchor
SYMBOLS ON HASMONEAN DYNASTY COINS
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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