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    Herodian Rarity

    JUDAEA. Herodian Kings. Herod I the Great (40-4 BC). Æ half-prutah (8mm, 0.53 gm, 12h). Jerusalem.  [HPΩΔOY] BACIΛ[EΩC], tripod / Grape bunch on vine. TJC 58. Hendin 1187. HGC 10, 668. One of the rarest coins of Herod I, and superior to other known specimens. Green patina with red earthen fields. Extremely Fine.

    NOTE: This coin, while authentic, bears evidence of tooling that was not noticed or cited in the original catalog description. The tooling is not, in our opinion, egregious enough to merit withdrawal of the lot, but potential bidders should be aware of the alteration.

    The Menorah Coin Project (http://www.menorahcoinproject.org), a widely used online database of Judaean coinage, lists only three other known examples of this extremely rare type for Herod I. This specimen is better-centered and features much more of the obverse legend than to the other three examples pictured. 


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    September, 2015
    17th-22nd Thursday-Tuesday
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