Herod the Great AE Prutah, RARE Anepigraphic Type - see notes, VF, 40 - 4 B.C.E.

Ancient Coins - Herod the Great AE Prutah, RARE Anepigraphic Type - see notes, VF, 40 - 4 B.C.E.
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HEROD THE GREAT AE PRUTAH, "ANEPIGRAPIC"

 

Hendin 1189, Very Fine, 13.8mm, 1.28 grams

 

Obverse: Anchor (WITHOUT inscription KING HEROD)

Reverse: Double cornucopia with caduceus between, dots above

 

Nicely centered example of this rare type!

 

Hendin attributes this coin to Herod the Great and also mentions the opinion of G. Bijovsky who suggests that it may be that of Archelaus, since there is no inscription and the anchor resembles that of Archelaus. I would tend to agree with her opinion. After Herod died, the kingdom was in a bit of flux as Archelaus awaited the decision of Augustus Caesar to see if he would be confirmed as king. It is logical, not knowing the state of his power, that he was not ready with the composition of a legend. Untimately, he was only confirmed as an Ethnarch, and that is the title he placed on his anchor/cornucopia prutot. If this was the case, that would allow us to date this coin to 4 B.C.E.

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