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Judah Aristobulus I (Yehudah), 104 - 103 B.C.
John Hyrcanus directed that after his death his wife would rule and Aristobulus, the eldest of his five sons, was to become the high-priest. Aristobulus was not satisfied, so he cast his mother into prison and allowed her to starve. He was ruthless to the Pharisees. After only a year's reign he died of a painful illness.
|The block style Paleo-Hebrew inscription reads, from right to left: YHWD/H (Judah) KHN (priest) GD/WL (high) W (and) (HH)BR (council) / H (the) YHWD/MY (Jews). See Reading Judean Coins in NumisWiki.|
|The block style Paleo-Hebrew inscription reads, from right to left: The Paleo-Hebrew inscription reads, from right to left in five lines, as follows: YHWD/H (Judah) KHN (priest, kaf appearing as nun) GD/WL (high) W (and) (HH)BR (council) / H (the) YHWDY/M (Jews). See Reading Judean Coins in NumisWiki.|
SYMBOLS ON THE COINS OF JUDAH ARISTOBULUS I (YEHUDA)
Cornucopia: The cornucopia was a hollow animal horn used as a container. One of the most popular religious symbols of the ancient world, the cornucopia is also know as the "horn of plenty." The cornucopia symbolizes abundance and the prosperity of the nation.
Pomegranate: The pomegranate was one of the seven celebrated products of Palestine and among the fruits brought to the temple as offerings of the first-fruits. Two hundred pomegranates decorated each of the two columns in the temple and were an integral part of the sacred vestment of the High Priest, as bells and pomegranates were suspended from his mantle.