Ancient Coins Jewish Cufflinks
Ancient Coins Jewish Cufflinks. Lily of Jerusalem Denomination: Bronze Prutah Date: 130 – 132 B.C.E. Jerusalem bronze Prutah was struck by John Hycarnus, as vassal of Antiochus VII,Seleukid King of Syria. John was the son of Simon the Maccabee, and the nephew of the legendary hero Judah Maccabee.The coin itself is a fascinating political document. Antiochus VII respected Jewish feelings by not depicting his portrait on the coin. Furthermore, the reverse side shows a lily, one of the symbols of Jerusalem. This lily was prominent in the tample of Solomon decorating the capitals of Joachin and Boaz the two columns that stood at the entrance.
On the obverse is an anchor, which is a symbol similar to a cross, used by the early Christianity. The cross first appeared openly as Christian symbol around the fourth century, after Constantine the Great recognized it as a symbol of Christianity. Since Christians were persecuted before this time, overtly Christian symbols could not be openly
Tags: coins, cufflinks
Our Ancient Israel Coin Store is the authentic and authoritative site for ancient Israeli coins for sale. Proud suppliers of authentic ancient Roman coins in Palestine as well as modern minted Israeli coins. A complete set of Judaica coins in a beautiful array of selection not found anywhere else. Own a piece of history – for real. Shop with confidence online with our secure checkout and price guarantee.