A bronze prutah of John Hyrcanus

Ancient Coins - A bronze prutah of John Hyrcanus
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A bronze prutah of John Hyrcanus. Obv.: Paleo-Hebrew inscription in wreath: Yehohanan the High Priest and council of the Jews. Some of the letters are schematic, and the letter Nun is designed as a simple stroke ( ). Rev.: Double cornucopia with a pomegranate between horns.

1.37 grams, 13½ mm, axis 6. Cf. Ya'akov Meshorer, A Treasury of Jewish Coins (New York 2001), pl. 11 sub-group D7

Ancient Coins - A bronze prutah of John Hyrcanus