A SILVER PENDANT WITH ROMAN GLASS AND PRUTOT OF ALEXANDER JANNAEUS
Please refer to our stock # 88 when inquiring.
This lovely, handcrafted pendant combines the metalworking prowess of the Holy Land with its remarkable cultural heritage to form a one of a kind piece. The central element of this pendant is a Roman glass fragment from the Holy Land set in a sterling silver setting with rope detail. It is then encapsulated by eight “widow's mite” prutot of Alexander Jannaeus. Seven of these prutot are of comparable size with a larger example at the top of the pendant. Each of these coins is set in a sterling silver setting with the entire ensemble suspended from a hanger with interior scrollwork.
ROMAN GLASS FRAGMENT
c. 1st-3rd Century CE
A fragment of a hand blown glass vessel with natural iridescence present.
Found in Bethlehem.
WIDOW'S MITE PRUTOT
Judaea under Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 BCE)
Obverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU around anchor.
Reverse: Eight-rayed star surrounded by diadem.
All coins in fine condition with natural Holy Land patina present.
All coins found in Jerusalem.
Pendant Size: 6 x 4.4 cm (2.36 x 1.73 inches)
Total Weight: 17.3g
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.