ALEXANDER JANNAIOS JUDAEAN LEAD PRUTAH – INTERESTING VERSION OF FAMOUS COIN IN LEAD – VF ANCIENT JEWISH COIN TOKEN (13201)
JUDAEA, Hasmoneans. Alexander Jannaios (Yehonatan). 103-76 BCE.
Lead Prutah, 3.97 g, 18mm, 3.97 g. Uncertain mint.
Rev. B[AΣIΛEΩΣ A]ΛEΞ[ANΔPOY], upright anchor within circle.
Meshorer M1-3; Hendin 1155; HGC 10, 645. Fine, rare in lead.
Lead prutot were for the most part struck under Alexander Jannaios (Hendin 1155-56), although some extremely rare anonymous issues are also known (Hendin 1157-58). These issues may have served as a kind
of token coinage, given as largess and redeemable for food or other gifts.
Ex Weissenberg Family Collection.