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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.2.38
People
Herod the Great, Judaean (r. 37-4 BCE)
Title
Eight prutot of Herod I, the Great
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
40 BCE - 4 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Samaria (Palestine)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Jewish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/322330
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
9.66g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
eight prutot
Date on Object
Year 3
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: illegible
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Hendin 486
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund and purchase through the generosity of the Estate of Leo Mildenberg
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.2.38
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: tripod with lebes standing on podium; in field date (Year 3=40 BCE); around inscripton in Greek.
Rev.: Helmet with cheek pieces surmounted by star flanked by two palm branches.

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