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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.
JD54982. Bronze AE 25, Hendin 1162, Meshorer TJC 36, aVF, Jerusalem mint, weight 13.415g, maximum diameter 25.3mm, obverse Paleo-Hebrew inscription: Mattatayah the High Priest and Council of the Jews, around and between the horns of a double cornucopia; reverse BACIΛEΩC ANTIΓONOY (of King Antigonus), ivy wreath tied with ribbons; scarce
Catalog current as of Monday, August 19, 2019.
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