Maccabean Bronze Prutah of King John Hyrcanus II - C.7784 - For Sale

Maccabean Bronze Prutah of King John Hyrcanus II - C.7784
Price: $360.00
Obverse: Hebrew Inscription Translated as "Yehohanan the High Priest of the Community of the Jews" Reverse: Double Cornucopia Adorned with Ribbons, and Pomegranate Arising between Horns, with a Border of Dots Reverse With the decline in power of the ruling Seleucid dynasty of Syria in the second century B.C., the Maccabeans began to assert greater political independence for the Jewish people. Upon the death of Alexander Jannaeus in 76 B.C., his widow Salome Alexandra took over the reigns of power. However, because a woman could not hold the office of high priest, this title was given to her son by Jannaeus, Yehohanan Hyrcanus II. When Salome died in 67 B.C., a civil war broke out between Hyrcanus and his brother Aristobulus II that lasted four years, until the Roman general Pompey intervened. Pompey then conquered Jerusalem but left the powers of Yehohanan Hyrcanus as high Priest intact. From this time onward, the Romans took an active hand in the political affairs of Judea. One of John Hyrcanus chief advisors was Antipater the Idumean who saw that his own son Herod was eventually installed on the throne after the death of Hyrcanus in 40 B.C. Origin: Jerusalem Circa: 76 BC to 40 BC Collection: Numismatics Style: Maccabean Medium: Bronze

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