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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.2.41
People
Herod the Great, Judaean (r. 37-4 BCE)
Title
Double prutot of Herod I, the Great
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
40 BCE - 4 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Jerusalem (Palestine)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Jewish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/322333
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.39g
Die Axis
2
Denomination
two prutot
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: HRUDOU BACILCWC [sic] (of King Herod)
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Hendin 495; AJC II, 7
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
2008.2.41
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: + surrounded by diadem; around inscription
Rev.: Table with three curved legs; in it vessel; palm branches r. and l.

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