Judean Roman Herodian Coins

Mon Dec 18 00:11:26 2017

After the successful Macabe revolt against the Seleucid Empire and the formation of an independent Jewish State, presures from the East and West continued to erode that indepences. In addition, significant infighting over theology and political control harmed the unity of the fledgling nation. While trying to find protection from the east and the west eventually Judea became a protectorate of the Roman Empire by exploiting the friction between the Hasmonean brothers, Aristobulus and Hyrcanus wrangled control fot eh Jewish state from the Hasmonean rulers, leading to the rule of the Herod family under roman basal state status. A number of coins where minted for these rulers.




Herod Archelus obverse

Herod Archelus Reverse

Agrippa I Obverse

Agripp I Reverse


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