Money of the Bible: Ancient coin of Herod Archelaus.
This Biblical half-Prutah coin of the Procurator Herod Archelaous over Judea was currency in Jesus time.
Side A: Prow facing r.
Side B: NEO “Ethnarch” within wreath.
Archelaus is one one of the men who ruled in the Holy Land during the first Century, and is mentioned in the New Testament.
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee. Matthew 2:22
The Procurator Herod Archelaus was the first son of King Herod the Great who ruled in the year’s 3 AD – 6 AD over Judea.
This coin was discovered on an archeological excavation in Jerusalem.
This genuine New Testament coin comes with a nice display Stand.
Shipped from Israel with certificate of authenticity by Authorized Dealer by the Israeli Antiquities Authority.