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Home > Catalog > |Judean & Biblical Coins| > |Hasmonean Dynasty| > |John Hyrcanus I| > JD91421
Judean Kingdom, John Hyrcanus I (Yehohanan), 134 - 104 B.C.
John Hyrcanus was the son of Simon the Maccabee and nephew of the folk hero Judah Maccabee, the hero of the Hanukkah story. Soon after Hyrcanus assumed power, the Seleukid kingdom marched on Jerusalem. Antiochus VII and Hyrcanus I negotiated a treaty that left Hyrcanus a vassal to the Syrian king. John Hyrcanus was the first Jewish ruler to issue coins in his own name. The Paleo-Hebrew inscription reads, from right to left, as follows: YHW(HH)/NN (Yehohanan) H (the) KHN (Priest) / G[D]L (high) W (and) HB[R] (council) / Y[HWDM] (Jews). See Reading Judean Coins in NumisWiki.
JD91421. Bronze lepton, Hendin 1141, Meshorer TJC G, Meshorer AJC K, VF, full legend, obverse edge beveled, some porosity, tiny edge cracks, Jerusalem mint, weight 1.848g, maximum diameter 13.5mm, 134 - 104 B.C.; obverse Paleo-Hebrew inscription: Yehonanan the High Priest and Head of the Council of the Jews, surrounded by wreath; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; SOLD

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