Jewish Coins

The coins of the Hasmonaeans

The coins are arranged here acording to the leading Research book on the Hasmonean coins, A Treasury of Jewish Coins, by Ya'akov Meshorer, Jerusalem/New York 2001 (Hebrew 1997). The different groups of the Hasmonean coins are given according to the Latin letters in the english version of the book of Mehorer. Derpartures from this are mentioned and are according to the German book: Michael Krupp, Die Hasmonäischen Münzen, Jerusalem 2004, new edition 2011. All known coins are given here, even the very seldom.

The white fields are taken from Meshorer and Michael Krupp, Metallurgical Examination of Hasmonean coins, in: Israel Numismatic Journal, Volume 16, 2007-8 (Studies in Honor of Shraga Qedar, Jerusalem 2008).

The Hasmonean coins are the first given out by a Jewish authority. As a first in a small country and by in this field still inexperiened diecutters the coins ar as in the neighbor countries like the Nabateans primitive and inaccurate. Many times the die is bigger than the flan. Seldom all the incription is complete. Most of the copies here presented belong to the best preserved exampels.

The division in groups is by motive, text and the different scripts on the coins.

Here all the main types are presented, but not all are for sale. Alltogether it is a very representative collection of the Hasmonean coinage.

 

 

 

 

rare

Condition: very fine

65,- Euro

rare

Condition: extremely fine
Museum piece

145,- Euro

   

 

 

From this type the text is allways kohen gadol without determination

 

very rare

Condition: fine

65,- Euro

 

 

 

different division of text and different text. The text reads: "Yehohanan the High priest of the Community of the Jews" and not as the coins before "... and the community ..." The Chet in both coins is different from the norm

2,32 gr

condition: very fine

 

 

 

55,- Euro

2,08 gr

Condition: very fine

 

 

 

 

60,- Euro

 

 

very rare

condition: very fine

650,- Euro

 

 

 

rare

condition: extremely fine

85,- Euro

 

 

 

 

condition: very fine

55,- Euro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rare

condition: very fine

95,- Euro

rare

condition: fine

50,-Euro

   

 

 

 

condition: very fine

65,- Euro

 

 

Aristobul I 104 B.C.E

Aristobul I reigned only one year. The next group is maybe his only coins. They are very rare. The dies are cut from the same die cutter than group D.
That these coins are from Aristobul I is not a general oppinion between numismats and historians.

 

 

Alexander Jannai 103-76 B.C.E.

 

 

  65,- Euro 65,- Euro  

 

 

 

 

 

condition: very fine

55,- Euro

 

 

 

 

 

 

very rare

condition: excelant for this type

125,- Euro

 

 

 

 

 

rare

condition: very fine

165,- Euro

 

 

 

very rare, the prices are between 2000 and 3000 Euro

 

 

condition: very fine

55,- Euro

 

 

 

 

condition: very fine

55,- Euro

 

 

 

 

 

condition:very fine

55,- Euro

 

 

Jehuda Aristobul II.

 

From the same die cutter than group Q.

rare

condition: very fine

175,- Euro

 

 

Hyrkanos II. with the name Jonatan

That these coins are from Hyrkanos II. is not a general oppinion between numismats and historians. Conf. my Article Die Münzen Jonatan Hyrkanos iI. in: Wie gut sind deine Zelte Jaakov...", Festschrift Reinhold Mayer, Gerlingen 1986, S. 12-28.

 

 

The first coin, the flower, and the circel of points (of type N) is also visible on the recto side

 

condition: exremely fine

90,- Euro

 

 

 

 

condition: extremely fine

75,- Euro

 

 

 

 

 

very rare

 

 

 

rare

 

 

 

very rare

 

 

 

rare

condition: very fine

125,- Euro

rare

condition verso: fine, recto: very fine


55,- Euro

   

 


 
 
 

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