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Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.

In 40 B.C. the Parthians took Syria, Phoenicia, and Judaea. The Parthians installed Mattathias Antigonus, the son of Aristobulus II, as their vassal King of Judaea. He sent his uncle Hyrcanus II to Babylon in chains (after biting off his ears to render him ineligible for the office of High Priest). Herod the Great fled to Rome where Mark Antony declared him King. Herod returned with Roman assistance in 39 B.C., took most of the kingdom in 38 B.C. and took Jerusalem in 37 B.C. Antigonus was taken to Antioch where Antony had him executed. Dio Cassius says he was crucified but most accounts say he was beheaded.


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The single cornucopia and weight indicate this type was valued at half of Antigonus double cornucopia type. Even so, it is a large bronze compared with the usual Judaean prutah denomination.
JD91418. Bronze AE 21, Hendin 1163, Meshorer TJC 37, Sofaer 427, SNG ANS 189, HGC 10 647, F, reverse off center, mold halves misaligned when flan was cast, light corrosion, weight 7.784 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Paleo-Hebrew legend: Mattatayah the High Priest and Council of the Jews, single cornucopia tied with ribbons, grapes and grape vine hang; reverse BACIΛEΩC ANTIΓONOY (of King Antigonus) within wreath and border of dots; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; rare; $105.00 SALE |PRICE| $95.00


Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.

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Parthia took Judaea in 40 B.C. and made Mattathias Antigonus their vassal King. After Antigonus bit off his ears to render him ineligible for High Priest, Hyrcanus II was sent to Babylon in chains. Herod fled to Rome but returned with Roman support and took Jerusalem in 37 B.C. Dio Cassius says Antigonus was crucified but most accounts say he was beheaded.
JD91959. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1164, Meshorer TJC 40, SNG Cop 191 ff., F, grown tone, off center, prominent flan casting screw, edge crack, weight 1.641 g, maximum diameter 14.9 mm, die axis 180o, Jerusalem mint, 40 - 37 B.C.; obverse retrograde Paleo-Hebrew inscription: Mattatayah, surrounded by wreath and border of dots; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, barley grain between horns, border of dots; from a New England collector (purchased in Haifa in Apr 1970); scarce; $36.00 SALE |PRICE| $32.40


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The single cornucopia and weight indicate this type was valued at half of Antigonus double cornucopia type. Even so, it is a large bronze compared with the usual Judaean prutah denomination.
JD55103. Bronze AE 20, Hendin 1163, Meshorer TJC 37, Sofaer 427, SNG ANS 189, HGC 10 647, VF, flan flaw on obverse, weight 7.145 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 135o, Jerusalem mint, obverse Paleo-Hebrew inscription: Mattatayah the High Priest and Council of the Jews, single cornucopia tied with ribbons, grapes and grape vine hang; reverse BACILEΩC ANTIΓONOY (of King Antigonus), legend within wreath and border of dots; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin); scarce; SOLD







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