Discussion in 'World Coins' started by JIMMY119, Jul 20, 2019.
Thanks for the help.
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Sorry it didn't turn out to be a genuine ancient, hope you didn't buy it as genuine.
While we are on the "proto Hebrew" topic, does anyone know what the words mean on this Alexander Janus Prutah?
I think you have the inscription side upside-down in your photo. The standard inscription for Alexander Jannaeus' coins of this type is "Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews", and while I'm not great at reading these coins your piece does seem to match the standard inscription. (Yehonatan is the Hebrew form of Jannaeus- he held the positions of King and High Priest simultaneously.) Nice coin- the inscription is usually poorly preserved.
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