Issued during the reign of John Hyrcanus I, this bronze Prutah recalls the high priest who became the Jewish nation’s first ruler to issue coins. John descended from the Maccabee Family, which liberated the Jews of ancient Israel from Greek Seleucid rule.
A sacred symbol of abundance, a pomegranate sits in the middle of a double cornucopia on the obverse. The reverse features an inscription hailing John as “the High Priest and Council of the Jews.” This coin comes with a story card. No Ancients Collection should be without it. Order today!
- Location: Asia Minor & Middle East
- Product Type: Single Products
- Material: Bronze