Saturday, February 21, 2009

Armenian Coins with Solomon’s Seal

See 9th century Armenian Mamluk Coins with Solomon’s Seal on:

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.