Coin of Kingdom of Judaea with tripod and lebes, struck under Herod I

Roman Provincial
Late Republican Period
about 40–37 B.C.

Mint: Judaea (Kingdom), Sebaste (Samaria) (?)


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 4.93 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Tripod with lebes.
Monograms in field.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Headdress. Upper part like round cap with star on top, and lower part of two horizontal bars connected with short verticals. The upper bar curves into volutes on end. The lower bar bends down at right angle on ends. Two flaps hang from lower bar. Palm branch on each side.

Ruler: Herod I


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour