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Silver Flip Ring, Yehohanan Prutah Coin, 6917


Denomination: Bronze prutah
Date: 135-104 BCE (More history below)


On the obverse: Yehohanan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews within a wreath. On the reverse: a pomegranate between two cornuacopias.

John Hyrcanus I, the youngest son of Simon Maccabeus, was high priest and ruler of the Jewish nation from 135/134 to 104 BC. Under his reign the Hasmonean kingdom of Judaea in ancient Israel attained power and great prosperity, and the Pharisees, a scholarly sect with popular backing, and the Sadducees, an aristocratic sect that comprised the priesthood, became well-defined religious parties.