JUDAEA Herod I the Great 37-4 BC bronze 2 prutah


JUDAEA, Herod I, the Great, 37-4 BC, 2 prutah, no date, Obverse: cross in diadem, ΗΡΩΔΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Reverse: tripod flanked by palm branches, bronze, 17-18mm, 2.56g, H490, G

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The mostly tiny bronze coins of the ancient Jews tell us of the low economic level of their country at the time. The silver and gold were made elsewhere, where the money was.

The ancient historian Josephus wrote the history of the Jews from the First Day to the First Revolt. Go read it, then we can talk.

Ancient Coins includes Greek and Roman coins and those of neighbors and successors, geographically from Morocco and Spain all the way to Afghanistan. Date ranges for these begin with the world’s earliest coins of the 8th century BC to, in an extreme case, the end of Byzantine Empire, 1453 AD.