Latest Judaean Coins—One Featuring Vespasian

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Deacon Ray, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Coins Supporter

    Greetings CTAF friends.

    It’s been a while since I’ve contributed anything to the Ancients Forum. I must admit that I lurk fleetingly in the shadows on occasion. Last week the compulsion to pump up my Judaean collection got the better of me and after perusing the pages of my favorite VCoins dealers, I found 4 Judaean pieces complete with Hendin numbers that my collection was lacking. It turned out to be a great hunting trip. Here they are in order of Hendin number.
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  3. Carl Wilmont

    Carl Wilmont Supporter! Supporter

    Nice pick-ups, @Deacon Ray!

    Here's another example of a Judaean coin of Vespasian / Tyche - this one from Ascalon.

    Judaea. Ascalon. Vespasian (69-79 AD). AE (24 mm 10.47 gm, 12h).
    Dated Civic Year 181 = AD 77/78.
    CΕΒ[ΑCΤΟC], Laureate head of Vespasian left. / ΑCΚΑΛΩ, Tyche standing facing head left on prow of galley left, holding vexillum and aplustre; on left, incense altar; in right field, dove standing above date: AПP.
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  4. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Long time no see Ray ! Good to see you back. Very nice acquisitions.
    I only have a few Judean coins in my collection, but this one I never showed it.

    Hendin 1244
  5. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Your presence has been very much missed on the forum @Deacon Ray ! CT is honestly not the same without you.

    I’m afraid I don’t have any new Judean coins so I will post up a new photo of my old favorite.
    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
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2021
  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Great coins @Deacon Ray and nice to see you back on the forum.
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  7. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Welcome back with all these beauties @Deacon Ray !

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  8. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Nice coins!

    Just curious do you happen to have any Shekels?

    I read an article that said during Roman times Jews who came to make a sacrifice at the Temple had to exchange their Roman money for Jewish or Tyrian money due to the Roman money being made of less pure silver.

    (exact article below)

    I’d love to see coins from Judea during Roman times.
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  9. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Welcome back!
    I can only present my one and only Judaean coin

    Judaea. Jerusalem. Herodians. Agrippa I CE 37-43. Prutah Æ 18 mm., 2,78 g.

    Judaea, Herodian Kingdom. Agrippa I. 37-44 C.E. AE prutah (19.2 mm, 2.82 g, 11 h). Jerusalem mint, struck 41-42 C.E.. BACIΛEΩC AΓPIΠA, umbrella / Three ears of barley, flanked by L-ς. Hendin 1244; Meshorer TJC 120.
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  10. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    After seeing all these Jewish coins I’m starting to think maybe I should collect them too. xD

    I mean I guess since I collect Roman coins and Judea was a part of Rome it’s still within the definition of what I collect.

    I’m not Jewish but I have always had a huge respect for the Jewish people. They were persecuted and oppressed for so many centuries and still refused to abandon their beliefs. That takes balls of steel and a moral character of the highest order.
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  11. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Coins Supporter

    No full denomination shekels, @Gam3rBlake , but I do have an eighth shekel. I can remember when I purchased it online from Shick Coins in Israel. It was my first purchase from an international dealer and I was not prepared for the waiting period involved with Israeli purchases. All exports must be approved and documented by the Israel Antiquities Authority. Anyway, it was worth the wait, it’s one of my favorites.

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  12. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    ..kool coins D Ray..good to C ya again friend :)
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  13. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Oh wow nice!!

    I definitely think those coins would be worth waiting for. ^_^

    A few months ago I was looking at Ancient Judea coins and I was shocked how much they sold for.

    Especially coins from the Jewish War! O_O

    The whole antiquities authority thing has always confused and scared me. I’m not speaking of Israel specifically but just in general a lot of countries have similar kind of laws like Greece and Italy and such.
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  14. Larry49

    Larry49 Active Member

    Nice to see the lulav and etrogs, since this week is the festival of Sukkot!
  15. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Lovely coins Ray! My favorite is the Vespasian. That is a great coin. Also, it is great to see you posting again.
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Hey, hey, @Deacon Ray! Good to see you here today!

    That Vespasian rocks!
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