Finally! An Identification!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by furryfrog02, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I've had this coin for about a month now and I couldn't figure out for the life of me what it was. I got frustrated and finally put it away for a bit, to come back another day when I could devote more time to it.
    Fast forward to this afternoon. I saw a new thread from @Deacon Ray regarding some new Judean coins ( ) and what should I see but a coin that seems to match my mystery coin. I looked it up and I believe it to be pretty a pretty close match. I'm not sure if it is the exact same type of coin but I'm pretty sure it is from the same ruler.

    John Hyrcanus
    134-104 BC
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  3. brandon spiegel

    brandon spiegel Brandon Spiegel

    Nice! That's really cool that you could identify a coin like that, definitely looks like a hard one to do that with!
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Probably wouldn't have figured it out if it weren't for the thread today :) It was really stumping me.
  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    It is not cheating to accept help from Lady Luck. You also could have asked Deacon Ray for a hint since it is his sort of coin.
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  6. JSermarini

    JSermarini Member

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  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I will take all the help I can get :)
    To be fair, I believe that this was the first post of Deacon Ray's that I have seen. Just happened to get lucky. Perhaps I need to go get a lottery ticket haha.
  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    D Ray is considered the master here on those..
  9. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great

    Congratulations on a great coin @furryfrog02 . I find these John Hyrcanus coins fascinating. Here is mine.

    Hasmonean Dynasty of Judea
    John Hyrcanus I, 134-104 BC
    AE Prutah, Jerusalem mint, struck ca. 129-122 BC
    Wt.: 1.82 g
    Dia.: 15 mm
    Obv.: Paleo-Hebrew inscription in wreath; Greek letter alpha above
    Rev.: Double cornucopia with a pomegranate between horns
    Ref.: Hendin 1132

    Write up:
    The First Jewish Coin and its Modern Descendant
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  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Thanks @Curtisimo ! That was a really good read.
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