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Rare Bilingual Issue

360, Lot: 279. Estimate $200.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Herodians. Agrippa II, with Domitian. Circa 50-100 CE. Æ (25mm, 10.61 g, 12h). Caesarea Maritima (or Rome?) mint. Dated year 26 of Agrippa’s first era (85/6 CE). IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN A[VG GER] COS XII, laureate head right / [SALVTI EΠI BA AΓPI] AVGVST, square altar; ET - Kς (date) across field, S C in exergue. Meshorer 162; Hendin 1324; RPC II 2270. Near VF, dark brown patina. Rare and interesting bilingual issue.

Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XXVIII (23 April 1992), lot 129.

A peculiar issue imitating Roman ases but with legends in Latin and Greek. Hendin (p. 307) notes: “Some theories suggest that these coins were minted in Rome, others suggest that the dies were made there or locally by Roman artisans and struck at Caesarea Maritima.”