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AUCTION 93 NOW CLOSED

(March 1-20 2017)

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1. Alexander Jannaeus, prutah struck 104-76 B. C. E (Hendin 1148). 0.80 g.

 Start $200 Estimate $250-350 Final: $393 (3 bids: 300 - 375 - 450)

 Well adjusted double strike showing the inner circle combined into an 'eye'.  This coin is illustrated in the section no. 4 in our little movie: Seven Mysteries about Biblical Coins (www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWlO9h--B0o&feature=youtu.be)

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2. Mattatayah Antigonus, 4-prutah struck 40-37 B. C. E. in Jerusalem (Hendin 1163) 7.10 g.

 Start $350 Estimate $500-600 Final: $653 (4 bids: 385 - 505 - 622 - 750)

A nice example for the type. The wavy line on the obverse at 1:00 is due to a die clash that left a negative print of the border of dots of the reverse die.

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3. Herod the Great, 2-prutot struck ca. 30 B. C. E. in Jerusalem (Hendin 1178a) 3.04 g.

 Start $275 Estimate $350-400 Final: $750 (4 bids: 352 - 505 - 727 - 750)

A two-prutot of Herod well centered on both sides and with a complete inscription. Same pair of dies as the composite image in GBC (p. 239)

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4. Herod Archelaus, prutah struck 4 B. C. E. - 6 C. E. in Jerusalem (Hendin 1195) 1.30 g.

 Start $250 Estimate $300-400 Final: $632 (4 bids: 375 - 550 - 602 - 750)

Almost as beautiful as the one we offered 2 months ago. This coin type is common but is very hard to find in this condition.

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5. Pontius Pilate, prutah struck year 30-31 C. E. in Jerusalem (Hendin 1342) 1.52 g.

 Start $150 Estimate $200-250 Final: $261 (3 bids: 211 - 251 - 261)

A very barbarous obverse paired to a quasi-regular reverse with a retrograde Z.

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6. Herod Agrippa I, AE 24 mm struck year 43-44 C. E. In Caesarea Maritima (Hendin 1248) 16.56 g.

 Start $9,500 Estimate $12,000-15,000 Final: Unsold

The obverse probably shows the most important historical scene ever depicted on a Judaean coin: The emperor Claudius (in the middle) is crowned by Herod Agrippa I (on left) and his brother Herod of Chalcis (on right). Only 9 examples are recorded for this coin type, that always comes in very poor condition (www.menorahcoinproject.org/ag1-13.htm)

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7. Herod Agrippa I, prutah struck year 41-42 C. E. in Jerusalem (Hendin 1244) 2.71 g.

 Start $225 Estimate $300-350 Final: Unsold

This is the 2nd example I have seen in 17 years with a retrograde date on reverse.

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8. Jewish War against the Romans, prutah struck year 67-68 C. E. (Hendin 1360b) 2.35 g.

 Start $200 Estimate $250-350 Final: $367 (5 bids: 275 - 350 - 350 - 351 - 367)

With its upside-down letter shin at 10:00, this is the 2nd known example from the irregular pair of dies O43-R59 (www.menorahcoinproject.org/fjr-07.htm)

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9. Herod Agrippa II, AE 27 mm struck year 74-75 C. E. In Caesarea Paneas (Hendin 1282 var.) 18.40 g.

 Start $550 Estimate $650-750 Final: Unsold

A coin with a quasi-perfect portrait of Vespasian with no trace of wear, and a light double strike on the reverse.

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10. City of Abila (Decapolis), AE 23 mm. struck 162-163 C. E. under Marcus Aurelius (Spij. 4) 7.62 g.

 Start $225 Estimate $300-350 Final: Unsold

A scarce coin type with an excellent portrait of Faustina Jr., wife of Marcus Aurelius.

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11. City of Rabbathmoba, AE 25 mm struck 198-217 C. E. under  Caracalla (Spij. 29b. Ros. 15) 8.57 g.

 Start $350 Estimate $400-425 Final: Unsold

A rare coin type in a nice condition.

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12. City of Sidon (Phoenicia) AE 29 mm struck 218-222 C. E. under Elagabalus (SNG Copenhagen 256). 17.67 g.

 Start $550 Estimate $700-900 Final: Unsold

A nice coin on both sides with the most minute details well visible.

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