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A. Plautius AR Denarius, GVF, 1st Judaea Capta coin, "BACCHIVS IVDAEVS", 55 B.C.E. SOLD

  • A. Plautius AR Denarius, "BACCHIVS IVDAEVS"
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$300.00
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A. PLAUTIUS AR DENARIUS, "BACCHIVS IVDAEVS" - FIRST JUDAEA CAPTA COIN,  55 B.C.E.

Sydenham 932. Crawford 431/1, RSC Plautia 13, Hendin 1443, GVF, toned, 18.6mm, 4.02 grams

Obverse: Turreted head of Cybele right, surrounded by inscription, A. PLAVTIVS AED. CVR S.C behind  

Reverse: Bacchius as Aristobulus kneeling right, camel at side, extending olive branch, IVDAEVS on right, BACCHIVS in exergue

The most likely explanation offered for the meaning of this coin is that it is a Roman Judaea submission type and the first type of such produced. As the coin was struck at the time of the defeat of Aristobulus AND includes the caption IVDAEVS it evidently refers to the submission of Aristobulus the High Priest to Pompey. There is also a similar denarius (although much more common) of the ally of Aristobulus depicting him in submission as well and clearly naming him ARETAS, thus making this attribution for Aristobulus pretty airtight. See Hendin's GBC page 404.

 


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