King Herod The Great Coin – Ancient Coins from the New Testament


Herod The Great coin.

  • New Testament bronze Coin.
  • Denomination: 8th prutah.
  • Herod The Great coin year 4 AD.
  • Minted in Judea.
  • Stand and IAA Document included.



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Bronze Coin of King Herod The Great coin.

XF Coin condition
Side A: Blooming Helmet with a Star and leader symbol of his great buildings.
Side B: Typical column of his buildings and written in Greek ‘Herod the King’.

King Herod the Great coins hold great significance due to their association with one of the most powerful and controversial rulers in ancient Judea. As a client king under Roman rule, Herod was known for his ambitious building projects, including the expansion of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. His coins often featured images of himself or symbols of power, reflecting his desire to legitimize his reign and assert his authority over the region. The study of these coins provides historians with valuable insights into Herod’s reign and the political climate of the time.

Further adding to the significance of King Herod the Great coins is their connection to the events described in the New Testament. According to the Bible, Herod plays a central role in the story of the birth of Jesus, as he is depicted as the ruler who orders the massacre of infants in an attempt to kill the prophesied Messiah. Coins minted during Herod’s reign serve as tangible artifacts that corroborate the historical accounts found in the Bible, shedding light on the political motivations and actions of Herod during this tumultuous period.

In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. Luke 1:5

This bronze large Jewish coin was minted under the reign of King Herod the Great mentioned the New Testament when the Lord Jesus Christ was born.

Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.

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Weight 0.3 kg