Saturday, February 21, 2009

Coin of Herod the Great

A six-pointed star appears on the reverse of one of the coins of Herod the Great (73-4 BCE) along with a military helmet, wreath, and two palm branches.

Obverse: a tripod, a bowl and inscriptions: “Herod king” “year 3” (37 B.C.E.)

Drawing was copied from the Jewish Encyclopedia entry: helmet.

Thanks to Dobush who referred me to this image.

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