Savoca Numismatik GmbH & Co. KG > Online Auction 148 | SilverAuction date: 20 November 2022
Lot number: 271

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

26 mm, 12,08 g

[BACIΛEΩC APICTOBOYΛOY] [ET IΓ], diademed head left / [NEPΩ-NI KΛAY-ΔIΩ KAICA-PI CEBACTΩ ΓEPMANI-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