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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Judean & Biblical Coins| > |Herodian Dynasty| > |Herod the Great| > JD98154
Judean Kingdom, Herod the Great, 37 - 4 B.C.
|Herod| |the| |Great|, |Judean| |Kingdom,| |Herod| |the| |Great,| |37| |-| |4| |B.C.|, Herod the Great, a Roman client king of Judea, has been described as a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis, prepared to commit any crime in order to gratify his unbounded ambition, and as the greatest builder in Jewish history. He is known for his colossal building projects throughout Judea, including his expansion of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the construction of the port at Caesarea Maritima, the fortress at Masada and Herodium. Vital details of his life are recorded in the works of the 1st century Roman-Jewish historian Josephus.
JD98154. Bronze 2 prutot, Meshorer TJC p. 222 & pl. 44, 49b; Sofaer p. 258 & pl. 207, 18; Hendin 1178; RPC Online I 4905; HGC 10 654, aF, obverse off center, earthen encrustations, small edge flaw (casting void), Jerusalem mint, weight 2.848g, maximum diameter 17.4mm, die axis 0o, c. 30 B.C.; obverse HPΩ∆OY BAΣIΛEΩΣ (Greek: of King Herod), cross surrounded by a open diadem; reverse dish on a tripod table, flanked by short upright palm branches; from an Israeli collection; scarce; SOLD

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