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Cornucopias Prutah of John Hyrcanus (WC007)
Cornucopias, hyrcanus, biblical coin, prutah Maccabeus Maccabeen Revolt  WC007


 
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THIS PARTICULAR COIN

This is a "cornucopias" of John Hyrcanus I (Yehohanan). The obverse shows a double cornucopia with a pomegranate between the horns. The coin has a nice high-contrast sand natural patina over a dark brown finish. The cornucopias is beautifully centered on this coin. The reverse shows Aramaic writing within a wreath. The coin measures 15 mm across.


CORNUCOPIAS COINS

These were of the earliest Judean coins ever minted. The majority of the Cornucopias coins were attributed to John Hyrcanus I who ruled from 135-104 BC. He was the father of Alexander Jannaeus. It is believed that his grandson, John Hyrcanus II who ruled from 63-40 BC may have also minted some of these same or similar cornucopias coins. Inscriptions on these coins are usually either "Yehohanan the high priest and the council of the Jews" or "Yehohanan the high priest head of the council of the Jews".


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