Ancient Biblical Coin - Bronze Prutah (Yehohanan)- Presented in a Sterling Silver Pendant (Sterling Silver Chain included)


Denomination: Bronze Prutah - Yehohanan   

Date: 134-104 BCE

Coin Description: Obverse - The high priest and council of the Jews  Reverse: - Double Cornucopia. 

Mount: Sterling Silver  

History: John Hyrcanus (Yohanan Girhan) (born 164 BCE, died 104 BCE) was a Hasmonean (Maccabeean) leader of the 2nd century BC. Apparently, the name "Hyrcanus" was taken by him as a regnal name upon his accession to power.

He was the son of Simon Maccabaeus and hence the nephew of Judas Maccabaeus, Jonathan Maccabaeus and their siblings, whose story is told in the Deuterocanonical books of 1 Maccabees and 2 Maccabees, in the Talmud, and in Josephus. John was not present at a banquet at which his father and his two brothers were murdered, purportedly by his brother-in-law Ptolemy. He attained to his father's former offices, that of high priest and king (although some Jews never accepted any of the Hasmoneans as being legitimate kings, as they were not lineal descendants of David).