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Roman Provincial: Judea-Caesarea

The following pieces are very similar to coins minted at Egypt-Alexandria and are often misattributed to that mint. The article "Minute Coins of Caesarea" by H. Hamburger published in 'ATIQOT - Journal of The Israel Dept. of Antiquities, Volume I, Jerusalem, 1955, pp. 115-138 is the reference used to attribute these small coins. My sincere thanks to Kerry Wetterstrom for providing a copy of the article.


Hadrian, AE Quarter-Obol (?), Undated, Judea-Caesarea
(No legend)
Laureate head right
(No legend)
Crescent with star
11mm x 13mm, 0.91g
Hamburger 107


Antoninus Pius, AE Quarter-Obol (?), Undated, Judea-Caesarea
(No legend)
Laureate head right
(No legend)
Griffin seated right, left paw raised
12mm x 13mm, 0.86g
Hamburger 108

Note: Hamburger describes the obverse portrait as "barbaric head right" and lists the griffin with paw on wheel

*** Not in Hamburger article ***

Hadrian, AE Hemi-Obol (?), Undated, Judea-Caesarea
(No legend)
Laureate, draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
(No legend)
Bull or ox standing right
13mm x 14mm, 0.97g
Hamburger --