Judean Coin

Judaen Coin, 4th century BCE, silver, British Museum, London.

The image is of a bearded individual seated on a winged wheel that bears the inscription yhd (earlier read yhw, which could refer to Yahweh) is unique in that it depicts a deity. This coin was probably struck by the Persian administration in Jerusalem. The style is similar to some Greek coins depicting deities in that the figure’s right arm is wrapped in the folds of his garment.

fourth century Judean coin

Relating to or associated with people living in the territory of the southern kingdom of Judah during the divided monarchy, or what later became the larger province of Judah under imperial control. According to the Bible, the area originally received its name as the tribal territory allotted to Judah, the fourth son of Jacob.

Gods or goddesses; powerful supernatural figures worshipped by humans.

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