There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Opening Bid :
Current Bid:
Reserve Amount:

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) Buyer's Premium).


Notice: You are the current high bidder on this lot, but the next highest bid is within one increment. That means that any additional bids on this lot will outbid you. To increase your chances of winning, enter your highest maximum bid.

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) Buyer's Premium).

You are the current high bidder on this lot.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% has been outbid.

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% does not meet the reserve.

(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid does not meet the reserve.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Lot
20055

Ancients: Mattatayah Antigonus (40 - 37 BC). AE prutah (17mm, 1.25 gm, 12h). ...

2012 September 5 The Shoshana Collection of Judaean Coins Part 2 Signature Auction - Long Beach #3018

Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Make Offer:

Owner's willingness to entertain and respond to Offers has not yet been verified. Make Offer to Owner
Auction Ended On: Sep 5, 2012
Item Activity: 6 Internet/mail/phone bidders Number of Bidders
1,923 page views
Location:

Long Beach Convention Center - Room 103A
300 Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Description:
Showbread / Menorah Issue of Mattatayah Antigonus
Mattatayah Antigonus (40 - 37 BC). AE prutah (17mm, 1.25 gm, 12h). Traces of paleo-Hebrew (Mattatayah the Priest) around showbread table / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOY; seven-branched menorah. Hendin 1168. TJC 41. AJC I Group Z. Samuels 45 (this coin). About Extremely Fine.

Ex. A. Bromberg Collection by private treaty.

The most striking aspect of this coin to modern viewers is the image of the golden seven-branched menorah that stood in the Jerusalem Temple, that object can also be seen in nearly the same form, as it is carried in the triumphal procession, on the Arch of Titus in Rome. At the time this coin was struck it was one of very few images of the menorah and showbread table that were created while the Second Temple stood. At the time, the menorah and table were specific references to the Jerusalem Temple itself. It was only much later, after the Temple was destroyed by Titus in 70 AD that the use of the menorah as a symbol was expanded, and by the 4th-5th centuries AD the menorah had become a widely used symbol of Judaism itself, used on rings, seals, oil lamps, and synagogue decorations. Today the menorah is the national emblem of the State of Israel.

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image


FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
866,701
bidder-members
$933,827,689
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Consign to the 2014 August 6 - 11 World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont.
Learn About Consigning With Us
Your catalog descriptions are superb.
P.C. ,
Round Lake, IL
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 March 21 &  23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco
2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco
REALIZED $4,375,539
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED SO FAR $15,021,392
2014 January 9 & 13 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
2014 January 9 & 13 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $305,199