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.

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Bronze Hasmonean Jewish coin.

After the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucids, the Hasmonean dynasty gained enough independence to mint their own coins. In 138 B.C., Antiochus VII issued a decree allowing the Jews to mint their own coins. An event that is recorded in 1 Maccabees 15.

Although the Hasmoneans continued to use silver Seleucid coins for the larger denominations. The Hasmoneans began to mint small bronze coins with the name of each ruler.  The names that can be found on these coins are

Yochanan – John Hyrcanus I (103-105 B.C) and John Hyrcanus II (63-40 B.C.)

Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.

Shipped direct from the Holy Land.

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.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 1 × 0.2 × 1 cm