A JEWISH BRONZE COIN OF HEROD THE GREAT
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Reign of Herod the Great (40-4 B.C.); AE 2 Prutot
Obverse: A tripod flanked by palm branches.
Reverse: Cross surrounded by open diadem with inscription “of King Herod”.
Large Flan. Found in Judea. In very good condition. Rare.
19 mm diameter; 3.5 g
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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
Ya'akov Meshorer, “A Treasury of Jewish Coins”, (Amphora Books, 2001), pl. 44, 49c.
David Hendin, “A Guide To Biblical Coins 5th Edition”, (Amphora Books, 2010), 490a.
Herod the Great ruled Judea from 37-4 BC. He was a superb military leader who secured control of the region in cooperation with Rome. A skilled builder, Herod completely remodeled the Jerusalem Temple, designed Caesarea and other cities, and built palaces at Jerusalem, Masada, and other places. Herod was king at the time Jesus was born. Matthew's gospel relates that Herod massacred the children in and around Bethlehem and that Joseph, Mary, and Jesus fled to Egypt at the time, but returned to Nazareth after Herod's death. (Matthew 2:1-23)