Saturday, February 21, 2009
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.