Lot of 22 Prutot, Judean Kingdom, Herod I, 37 - 44 A.D.
LT67254. Bronze Lot, 1244, lot of 22 prutot (singular: ), Jerusalem mint, 41 - 42 A.D.; AΓPIΠA BACIΛEWC ( ), umbrella-like canopy with fringes; three heads of barley between two leaves, flanked by L - ς (year 6); actual coins in the photograph, as is, ; $255.00 (Ä226.95)
Judean Kingdom, Herod I, 37 - 44 A.D.
spent much of his boyhood at the imperial court in and was close to both and . One of Claudius' first acts was a treaty guaranteeing Agrippa's kingdom, with the title "great ," and granting the additional territory of to Agrippa's elder brother Herod V. The of this coin depicts a (sacrificial assistant) about to kill a pig to sanctify the oaths of this treaty. Both Josephus (Jospehus, Ant. xix.5.1) and Suetonius (Suetonius, Claud. 25.5) wrote that and performed this fetial ceremony in the center of the in .SH66828. Bronze AE 26,
1245, II p. 248, 8, 121; 4983, F, 15.186 g, maximum 25.9 mm, 0o, Caesarea Maritima mint, 42 - 43 A.D.; TIBEPIOΣ KAICAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEPM ( ), laureate of right; BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓAΣ AΓPIΠΠAΣ ΦIΛOKAIΣAP (the Great , friend of ), figures of and stand facing each other within a temple, priest(?) standing in center background, kneeling in center at feet holding pig, LZ (regnal year 7) in ; ex William M. Rosenblum auction 43A, lot 18; very ; SOLD
, 1244, 120, 4981, aVF, 2.763 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 0o, Jerusalem mint, 41 - 42 A.D.; AΓPIΠA BACIΛEWC ( ), umbrella-like canopy with fringes; three heads of barley between two leaves, flanked by L - ς (year 6); SOLD
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