Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bronze Jewish Ancient Hasmonean Coin

Bronze Hasmonean Coins After the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucids, the Hasmonean dynasty gained enough independence to mint their own coins. In 138 B.C., Antiochus VII issued a decree allowing the Jews to mint their own coins, an event that is recorded in 1 Maccabees 15. Although the Hasmoneans continued to use silver Seleucid coins […]