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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1330163

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Biblical Artifacts
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"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel."—Isaiah 7:14

The Coins:

Country: 1. Seleucid Kings, AE

Material: Bronze

Diameter /Weight: 10-22.5mm/ 1-10 g

Obverse : Busts of kings

Reverse: Assortment

Country: 2. John Hyrcanus I, Prutah

Material: Bronze

Diameter /Weight: 12-14.5 mm / 1.7-2.4 g

Obverse: Double cornucopia

Reverse: Hebrew inscription

Country: 3. Alex Jannaeus, Lepton

Material: Bronze

Diameter /Weight: 11-13 mm / 0.3-1 g

Obverse: Anchor

Reverse: Star

Country: 4. Herod the Great, Prutah

Material: Bronze

Diameter /Weight: 12-13.5 mm / 1.2-1.9 g

Obverse: Anchor

Reverse: Double cornucopia

Country: 5. Herod Archelaus, Prutah

Material: Bronze

Diameter /Weight: 12-14.5 mm / 0.8-1.8 g

Obverse, type 1: Grapes

Reverse, type 1: Helmet

Obverse, type 2: Prow of galley

Reverse, type 2: Inscription -wreath

Country: 6. Augustus Prefect, Prutah

Material: Bronze

Diameter /Weight: 13.5 – 18 mm / 1.4 - 2.5 g

Obverse: Ear of barley

Reverse: 8 branched palm

Country: 7. Valerius Gratus, Prutah

Material: Bronze

Diameter /Weight: 15.5-17 mm / 1.5-3 g

Obverse: Palm branch

Reverse: Greek inscription – wreath

Country: 8. Herod Agrippa I, Prutah

Material: Bronze

Diameter /Weight: 16.5-18.5 mm / 1.5-2.7 g

Obverse: Umbrella

Reverse: 3 ears of barley

Country: 9. Nabataean, Petra

Material: Bronze

Diameter /Weight: 14-19.5 mm/ 2.5-3 g

Obverse: Portraits of rulers

Reverse: Double cornucopia

Country: 11. Porcius Festus, Prutah

Material: Bronze

Diameter /Weight: 14.5-17.5 mm/ 1.5-2.5 g

Obverse: Palm branch

Reverse: Legend - wreath

Country: 12. First Jewish Revolt, Prutah

Material: Bronze

Diameter /Weight: 15–18 mm / 1.5-3 g

Obverse: Amphora

Reverse: Vine leaf

Each coin is protected in an archival capsule and beautifully displayed in a deluxe custom-made cherry hardwood case. Each collection comes with an informational booklet, certificate of authenticity, and a plaque inscribed with a list of the coins. The deluxe case is packaged in an attractive black gift box. Box measures 10 5/8" x 5 7/16" x 2".

Image shows typical coins for illustration purpose. Coins in set will vary.


For centuries, Jewish prophets spoke of a Messiah—a Savior who would unite the Jews and lead them to triumph. Isaiah, Hosea, Hagai, Ezekiel, Daniel: all spoke of the coming King of the Jews, Whose title, in Greek, was Christ.

For a full history of the coins included in this set please see images.