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Hasmonean Prutah – Ancient Jewish Coin
Hasmonean prutah Jewish ancient coin.
The bronze Hasmonean coins have a variety of symbols, including the double cornucopia (found on the modern NIS 2 Shekel coin), the lily (found on the NIS 1 Shekel coin), the star, and the palm branch.
The most fascinating aspect of these coins, however, are their inscriptions.
Maccabean Bronze Hasmonean Coin (2nd Century B.C.)
Ancient bronze coin from the Hasmonean Period
Side A: double cornucopia design with a pomegranate in the middle (this same design is on the 2 shekel coin of the current NIS)
Side B: Paleo-Hebrew inscription with a wreath on the outside. Inscription reads, “Jochanan (John Hyrcanus I or II), the high priest, and council of the Jews.” This indicates the minting authority during Hasmonean rule.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval