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The Persian Period and the Hasmonean and Herodian Dynasties
Under the Persian Empire,   silver coins were struck in Palestine in Gaza, Judaea  and Samaria. Most were small silver fractions such as obols and hemiobols.  Under Alexander the Great and his successors, Greek coins from Syria and Phoenicia were used.

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Yehud Obol
Bronze coin of Herod

After the revolt of Maccabeus, Jews struck their own bronze coins with religiously approved types. This continued under the Herodian dynasty, though after the death of Herod I, the kings were virtually Roman governors. Rome annexed Palestine as a province in 96 a.d.
   

H0441* 2705 Samaria: AR 7 1/4 Obol
$175.00
Obv. -- Persian Great King in kneeling/running attitude r.
Rev. -- Rider on horse galloping r., hurling spear
0.27 g
Hendin 441v, Meshorer SC 192 aVF/VF

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H0441* 2706 Samaria: AR 10 Obol
$300.00
Obv. -- Goat kneeling r., head reverted
Rev. -- Janiform head
0.88 g
Hendin 441v, Meshorer SC 144 VF/gVF

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H0441* 2720 Samaria: AR 11 Obol
$150.00
Obv. -- Bearded male hd. r.
Rev. -- Lion's scalp facing
0.70 g
Hendin 441v, Meshorer SC 161 VF

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H0441* 2721 Samaria: AR 10 Obol
$350.00
Obv. -- Persian king walking l. hldg. 2 lions
Rev. -- Two men walking l. carrying animal on pole
0.55 g
Hendin 441v, Meshorer SC 130 nearly EF

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H0441* 2722 Samaria: AR 9 Obol
$200.00
Obv. -- Deity w. 4 wings facing l.
Rev. -- Rider galloping l.
0.60 g
Hendin 441v, Meshorer SC 124 gVF/F

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H0457 2567 John Hyrcanus I: AE 14 Prutah
$35.00
Obv.
Wreath
Rev. Pomegrante between double cornucopiae
1.92 g
Hendin 457; AJC I group N; ex Friedenberg collection
nearly VF, clear legend
Daniel M. Friedenberg was a well-known financier,
collector, historian and philanthropist.
He was co-author of Coins Reveal: a handbook
describing the Samuel and Daniel M. Friedenberg
Collection of Coins and Medals

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