Savoca Numismatik GmbH & Co. KG > Online Auction 143 | SilverAuction date: 18 September 2022
Lot number: 151

Price realized: 240 EUR   (Approx. 240 USD)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Kings of Armenia Minor. Aristobulus AD 54-92. Citing Nero as Emperor. Dated RY 13 (AD 66/7)
Bronze Æ

26 mm, 11,06 g

[BACIΛEΩ]C APICTOBOYΛOY] [ET IΓ], diademed head left / NE[PΩ]-NI K[ΛAY]-ΔIΩ [KAICA]-PI CE[BACTΩ] ΓEP[MANI-KΩ] in six lines within wreath.


Kovacs 299; RPC I 3839.

Aristobulus was the great grandson of Herod the Great and was married to the infamous Salome. In Salome's previous marriage to her uncle Herod Philip, a son of Herod the Great, she danced before Herod Antipas and demanded the head of John the Baptist. For additional historical information, see David Hendin's Guide to Biblical Coins 5th addition, pp. 274-5.

Starting price: 150 EUR