A SILVER PENDANT WITH ROMAN GLASS AND PRUTOT OF ALEXANDER JANNAEUS

A SILVER PENDANT WITH ROMAN GLASS AND PRUTOT OF ALEXANDER JANNAEUS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1299822

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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.

Bibliography:

Hendin, 469

Pendant Size: 6 x 4.4 cm (2.36 x 1.73 inches)

Total Weight: 17.3g

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