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Home > Catalog > |Judean & Biblical Coins| > |Herodian Dynasty| > |Herod Archelaus| > JD91420
Herod Archelaus, Ethnarch of Samaria, Judea, and Idumea, 4 B.C. - 6 A.D.
Grapes, the vine and wine were an important part of the ancient economy and ritual. Grapes were brought to the Temple as offerings of the first-fruits and wine was offered upon the altar. The vine and grapes decorated the sacred vessels in the sanctuary and a golden vine with clusters of grapes stood at its entrance.
JD91420. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1196, Meshorer TJC 73, SGICV 5539, RPC I 4917, VF, off center on a broad flan, Jerusalem mint, weight 3.201g, maximum diameter 19.1mm, die axis 315o, 4 B.C. - 6 A.D.; obverse HPω∆OY (of Herod), bunch of grapes, with leaf on left; reverse EΘNPCOY (Ethnarch), tall helmet with crest and neck straps viewed from the front, small caduceus in lower left field; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection, ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); SOLD











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