Hawking Coins

Hi Yuya,

I'm no coin connoisseur. The eagle/hawk is obviously a Horus symbol, and associated with self-assertion/aggression. The pomegranate is rather associated with Osiris and self-sacrifice/submission. The Osiris cult definitely enjoyed a sustained resurgence during this period, but it's probably reading too much into these coins to say that they are evidence of a shift in cult emphasis, or that a political statement was being made about the status of Israel. It is interesting that your source states that the pomegranate was also considered a priestly symbol.

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