New Judaea pickups

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Nathan F, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Nathan F

    Nathan F Active Member

    image.jpg I haven’t got any coins from Judaea but picked up these four interesting ones for $37(seemed like a fair price). This was also my first use of Vcoins and it was easier than expected. Feel free to post any coins from the Holyland below!
     
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  3. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Active Member

    Can't find any pictures of the couple of them I have, but you've got a Heck of an impressive range! ...Less than $10 each, Attributed? Get Outta Town!!!
     
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Judean coins are not my specialty or interest but FFIVN and I have a few in our collection. I bought them from a dealer who specializes in them and I believe has written a book or two on them.
    Actually, we have the same 4 coins that you do haha. Except our Porcius Festus is not as nice as yours. I also probably paid too much for ours. Oh well...

    Here they are:

    Herod Archelaus
    AE Prutah
    Obverse: HΡωΔOY, bunch of grapes on vine with small leaf on left
    Reverse: EΘNAΡXOY, tall helmet with crest & cheek straps, viewed from front, caduceus below.
    Herod Archelaus, 4BC-6AD, AE Prutah.png

    Herod Agrippa I
    AD 37-43
    And Pontius Pilate, Roman Procurator
    Obverse: Fringed parasol
    Reverse: Three grain ears
    Herod Agrippa I, 37-44AD, Judea, Prutah.png

    Judaea, First Revolt
    AE Prutah
    Year 2 = 67-8 AD
    Obverse: Hebrew legend "Shenath Shethaim" (Year Two) around amphora with wide rim and two handles
    Reverse: Hebrew legend "Cheruth Zion" (Freedom of Zion) around vine leaf with small branch and tendril
    Judaea, First Revolt, Prutah, Year 2 = 67-8 AD.png
     
  5. Carl Wilmont

    Carl Wilmont Supporter! Supporter

    Nice additions, @Nathan F!

    @furryfrog02 posted examples or three of your four new coins. Here's another example of your fourth one, Festus:

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    Porcius Festus, procurator of Judea under Nero, 59-62 AD, bronze prutah of 14.9 mm, 2.21 grams. Obverse: NEP WNO C (of Nero) within wreath tied at bottom with X. Reverse: LE KAICAPOC (year 5 = 58/59 AD, of Caesar), palm branch. Reference: Hendin 1351.
     

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  6. Carl Wilmont

    Carl Wilmont Supporter! Supporter

    I have several of these types, but had a photo of only the one posted above - so I took cell phone pics of another that has clearer lettering as another example to share:


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    Porcius Festus, procurator of Judea under Nero, 59-62 AD, bronze prutah. Obverse: NEP WNO C (of Nero) within wreath tied at bottom with X. Reverse: LE KAICAPOC (year 5 = 58/59 AD, of Caesar), palm branch. Reference: Hendin 1351.
     
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  7. Nathan F

    Nathan F Active Member

    image.jpg image.jpg
    Is mine also year 5, if so I will update my attributions. I’ll include pictures above to help!
     
  8. Mike Margolis

    Mike Margolis Well-Known Member

    Nice coins and price is a good deal: @Deacon Ray is the expert here on these I believe. He has quite the collection.
     
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  9. Mike Margolis

    Mike Margolis Well-Known Member

    I have had many first revolt prutahs but I give them to young people at their bar or bat mitzvahs so I only have a couple at any time. This one is an irregular one from year 2. coinboughtprutahirregularpatina.jpg coinboughtprutahirregularpatinarev.jpg
     
  10. Carl Wilmont

    Carl Wilmont Supporter! Supporter

    Yes, @Nathan F. The date, located bottom left of the palm frond on the reverse, cannot be seen on your coin- however, it doesn't matter since this is the only coin type of Festus and was issued in year 5 ("LE") of Nero's reign, 58/59. (Nero reigned from 54-68 AD.)
     
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  11. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    IVDAEA

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    Judaea Maccabean 135-37 BC AE Lepta Widows Mite


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    Judaea Alexander Janneaeus 103-76 BCE AE Prutah Wheel Widows Mite


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    Judaea Pontius Pilate 14-37 CE - Prutah TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC Lituus Hendin 1342


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    Judaea Pontius Pilate - Prutah Julia - IOYLIA KAICAPOC Julia Caesar - LIVIA wife of Augustus
    Hendin 1341


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    Judaea Claudius w-Britannicus CE 41-54 Æ Prutah 17mm 2.8g Antonius Felix-procurator Dated RY 14 54 CE 2-crossed shields spears - Palm tree BPIT K AI L IΔ date Hendin 1348
     
  12. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Amen-Ra-Hotep

    Nice coins @Nathan F! Good additions to your collection.
     
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  13. Nathan F

    Nathan F Active Member

    Nice coins, a decent Pontius Pilate coin like yours is on my radar for a future pickup!
     
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  14. Black Friar

    Black Friar Well-Known Member

    Yes please, I'll have a helping of those. Nice get.
     
  15. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Thank you. This area is not my focus, so this is all I have.
     
  16. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    Great idea, @Mike Margolis !
     
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