A BRONZE PRUTAH OF ALEXANDER JANNAEUS SET IN SILVER HARP PENDANT
Please refer to our stock # SCJ.26 when inquiring.
Reign of Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 CE)
Obverse: Double cornucopiae with ribbons, pomegranate in center.
Reverse: Hebrew inscription “Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews” surrounded by wreath.
Coin in fine condition with natural Holy Land patina. Set in modern silver pendant in the shape of a harp.
Weight: 6.1g; 4 x 2.4 cm (1.57 x .94 inches)
Certificate of Authenticity included.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
The son of John Hyrancus I, Alexander Jannaeus ascended the throne in 103 BC and ruled, as well as expanded, the Jewish Hasmonean kingdom. He minted a variety of small, bronze coins which remained in circulation through the time of Christ due to their continuous use by the populous.