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135-104 B.C. John Hyrcanus I Bronze Prutah


Grade:  Good/Very Good  
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Give a fascinating and historic gift this year, with one of the first Jewish coins! Issued during the reign of John Hyrcanus I (135-104 B.C.), this bronze Prutah recalls the high priest who became the Jewish nation’s first ruler to issue coins. This all followed soon after the revolts involving John Hyrcanus I’s father (Simon) and uncle (the legendary Judah Maccabee). These revolts inspired today’s Hanukkah celebrations.

A double cornucopia flanking a pomegranate is on the obverse, while the reverse features an inscription hailing John as “the High Priest and Council of the Jews.” This Good/Very Good coin comes presented in a display case with story card. This year, present someone special with a historic tribute that circulated in Judaea soon after the Maccabean uprising!

  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Presentation: With Case
  • Material: Bronze
  • Location: Asia Minor & Middle East