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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 929. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $410. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Hasmoneans. Alexander Jannaeus. 103-76 BCE. Æ Lepton (0.98 g, 11h). Palm / Lily. Meshorer group O1; Hendin 468. Good Fine, dark green patina, a few light scratches and deposits. Rare.

From the Macleay Collection.

The iconographical significance of the lily originated with its usage as a decoration in the Temple of Jerusalem and, as such, effectively became a national symbol.