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This Prutah Is Driving Me Crazy! Can Anyone Help With The Id?

 
 
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 Posted 07/05/2019  9:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add turtlefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey All!

I picked up a small lot of prutah and this is the only one that I have left to ID. All of the other ones were pretty easy. This one, on the other hand, is not easy for me. My best guess is Aristobulus I but I don't think I am right. Some of the letters are not right and besides, I couldn't get that fortunate.

If anyone can tell me what it is, will you also please tell me what gave it away?

Please forgive the color of the first image. I forgot to set the color correction for my lighting.

Thanks,
Doug

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 Posted 07/05/2019  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just in case anyone wants to help this member out: (I have a bunch I move to the back of the shelf and resist listing as I know the pain involved in being "sure" 100% of these! You almost have to eliminate the rest to feel confident I have found. I might try tomorrow if no one helps.....)

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 Posted 07/05/2019  11:09 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a lot of attention was used to strike these coins so most are struck off centered.From what I can tell from my copy of Hendin it is H-1141, John Hyrcanus (Yehohanan). Paleo Hebrew legend: Yehohnan te high Priest.
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 Posted 07/05/2019  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was just about to chime in with the suggestion of Hendin 1141, but Ron beat me to it.

For comparison, below. There is enough concordance in the four-line legend to make the call, I believe. Especially given the "unusual epigraphy" and crudeness in the transcriptions, as Hendin states.



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 Posted 07/06/2019  12:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add turtlefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much for the assistance on this coin. I appreciate it. Hendin 1141 it is. I really, really appreciate the help.
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 Posted 11/04/2019  12:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinsul to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reposting due to Hebrew characters displayed as gibberish:

Sorry I am late in this reply, but I just saw this question on google when searching for a similar coin. The coin in question is type "Hendin 1144", of Alexander Jannaeus (YHWNTN). This particular type has a "font" similar to Hendin 1143, of Judah Aristobulus I (YHWDH). The most distinguishing feature is that the second line of the inscription starts (on the right hand side, Hebrew reads right to left) with the letter T which in this font looks like an "x". It is indeed similar to Hendin 1141, as observed in the other comments, but that's because there is very little difference between the coins of John Hyrcanus (YHWHNN) and Alexander Jannaeus (YHWNTN) except for the last letter of the first line (off flan) and the first two letters of the second line.
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 Posted 11/07/2019  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add turtlefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the great information! I appreciate it.
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