Good very fine
Hendin no. 1348; Meshorer 235, Treasury 259 no. 340
Obverse: NEPW KΛAY KAICAP around two crossed oblong shields and javelins
Reverse: BRIT above palm tree with two date clusters, L – IΔ and K / AI at both sides
Ex Samel Collection, bought pre 1993, most probably between the 1960s and 1980s.
Das Heilige Land. Antike Münzen und Siegel aus einem Jahrtausend jüdischer Geschichte, by Professor B. Overbeck and Professor Y. Meshorer (Munich 1993) no. 235
Exhibition Das Heilige Land 30.11.1993 – 04.04.1994, Staatliche Münzsammlung München
The Samel Collection
The Polish-Jewish siblings Josef Samel (1913-2015) and Angela Arluk (1920-2015) shared a passionate interest in the history of the Jewish people. In the course of the 1960’s they got the idea of compiling a coin collection which reflects the history of the people of Israel. Within a few decades they created one of the most important collections of Jewish coins. The collection covered the history of the Jewish people from the 6th century BC until the present day.
The Administration of Judaea as a province of Rome from 6 to 135 AD was carried out primarily by a series of Roman Prefects, Procurators, and Legates. These administrators coincided with the ostensible rule by Hasmonean and Herodian rulers of Judea. Under the supervision of six of these prefects small bronze coins were minted in Judaea. The legends were in Greek, not in Hebrew. The names of the prefects do not appear on these coins and the issues can be attributed to a certain prefect only by an emperor’s regnal years, which occur on all these coins.