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Bronze Coins of The Maccabean King John Hyrcanus II - FJ.5881
Origin: Israel (Jerusalem)
Circa: 67 BCE to 40 BCE

Collection: Jewish Coin Cufflinks/ Judaica
Medium: Bronze/Gold


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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Who can say who might first have held these bronze coins in Ancient Judea? Perhaps it was a courtier, witness to the intrigues of the royal palace. It may have been a merchant who traded rare silks in the markets of Jerusalem or a dancing girl who performed in the taverns. Perhaps a worshiper at the temple bought incense with them. We can never know for certain whose hands might have held them, however briefly, so long ago. Yet the aura of human history, of vanished lives, radiates from them still. To wear them today in their bright setting is to link us with the heart and soul of an ancient and exotic place. - (FJ.5881)

 

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