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Coin of Kingdom of Judaea with tripod and lebes, struck under Herod I

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Obverse: Tripod with lebes. Monograms in field. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Headdress. Upper part like round cap with star on top, and lower part of two horizontal bars connected with short verticals. The upper bar curves into volutes on end. The lower bar bends down at right angle on ends....

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Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Late Republican Period, about 40–37 B.C.

Mint

Sebaste (Samaria) (?), Judaea (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 4.93 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.2960

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins