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**BIBLICAL COIN**

#10180: SHEKEL of TYRE  - 24-25 AD 
Type of Coin Paid to Judas to betray Jesus Christ
"30 Pieces of Silver"

Minted Late Adult Lifetime of Christ (about age 28-30)

Highly Desirable and Collectable

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in the Holyland during the 1st Century BC and was used to pay the "Temple Tax."  Tyre was an independent Phoenician coastal city.  Tyre won it's independence in 126 BC and prospered as a port city.  Each year Jewish law required that each male resident was required to pay a temple tax after 126 BC in the form of these coins.   These coins were the most common and desirable silver coins in Phoenicia during the period that Judas betrayed Christ. 

Obv:  Melqart, same as Roman Hercules 
Rev: 
Eagle Standing
Diameter: 
27 mm (about the size of a US quarter, but, almost twice as thick)
Weight: 
14.2 grams
Condition: 
Very Fine, Nicely toned

Ex-Wayne Sayles

SOLD   $749 plus shipping

 

 

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**BIBLICAL COIN**

#11557: "Alternate SHEKEL of TYRE"  - late 2nd Century BC, 
Also a Candidate for the Type of Coin Paid to 
Judas to betray Jesus Christ "30 Pieces of Silver"

Historical Context:  See above 

Obv:  Demetrious II 
Rev: 
Eagle Standing
Denomination: 
Silver Tetradracm (minted in Tyre) - May be Fourrie type
Diameter: 
30 mm (slightly smaller than a US $.50 but almost twice as thick)
Weight: 
13.0 grams
Condition: 
Very Fine

             SOLD  $349  plus shipping

 

 

 

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#11550: ROMAN Denarius, Tiberius, 14 to 37 AD
TRIBUTE PENNY (of Bible Fame) !!
One of Three Coin types mentioned in the Bible !!

Historical Context:  See above

Also, this is the coin type that Jesus Christ held when he said "Give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and give unto the Lord that which is the Lord's"

Obv:  Tiberius
Rev:
  Livia seated
Diameter:
  19 mm (about the size of a US Penny)
Weight:  3.8 grams
Condition:
  Very Fine, Porous surfaces

          SOLD   $379  plus shipping

 

 

 

 

 

#11638: ROMAN Denarius, Tiberius, 14 to 37 AD
TRIBUTE PENNY (of Bible Fame) !!
One of Three Coin types mentioned in the Bible !!

Historical Context:  See above

Also, this is the coin type that Jesus Christ held when he said "Give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and give unto the Lord that which is the Lord's"

Obv:  Tiberius
Rev:
  Livia seated
Diameter:
  19 mm (about the size of a US Penny)
Weight:  3.7 grams
Condition:
  Very Fine, Porous surfaces

               SOLD  $619 plus shipping

 

 

#11770: ROMAN Denarius, Tiberius, 14 to 37 AD
TRIBUTE PENNY (of Bible Fame) !!
One of Three Coin types mentioned in the Bible !!

Historical Context:  See above

Also, this is the coin type that Jesus Christ held when he said "Give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and give unto the Lord that which is the Lord's"

Obv:  Tiberius
Rev:
  Livia seated
Diameter:
  19 mm (about the size of a US Penny)
Weight:  3.7 grams
Condition:
  Fine plus, Slightly porous surfaces, Nicer in hand

               SOLD  $359 plus shipping

 

 

#10288: Greek BRONZE - 
2nd Century BC, 

Thyatira (Lydia) - RARE

Area of One of the Seven Churches of the Book of Revelation

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Thyateira (also Thyatira) is the name of the modern Turkish city of Akhisar ("white castle"). The name comes from Koine Greek "Θυάτειρα" (Thuateira).  It lies in the far west of Turkey, south of Istanbul and almost due east of Athens. It is about 50 miles (80 km) from the Mediterranean.  In early Christian times Thyateira was home to a significant Christian Church, mentioned as one of the seven Churches of the Book of Revelation in the Book of Revelation.  The Apostle Paul and Silas might have visited Thyateira during Paul's second or third journey, although the evidence is entirely circumstantial.

Obv:  Apollo 
Rev:
  Double-headed Ax
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

               SOLD   $69.95  plus shipping


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#9832: Seleukid Tetradrachm, 175-164 BC
Antiochus IV

Evil Ruler of Jewish Lore - 
Associated with the Jewish holiday of
Hanukkah
Put Down the Maccabeen Rebelion
Source of Phrase "Line in the Sand"

Historical Context:  Notable events during the reign of Antiochus IV include his near-conquest of Egypt, which led to a confrontation that became an origin of the metaphorical phrase, "line in the sand," and the rebellion of the Jewish Maccabees.  Antiochus IV is remembered as a major villain and persecutor in the Jewish traditions associated with Hanukkah, including the books of Maccabees and the "Scroll of Antiochus."  Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt (2nd Cent BC).

While Antiochus was busy in Egypt , a false rumor spread that he had been killed. The deposed High Priest Jason gathered a force of 1,000 soldiers and made a surprise attack on the city of Jerusalem . An official Antiochus appointed as High Priest, Menelaus, was forced to flee Jerusalem during a riot. On the King's return from Egypt in 167 BC enraged by his defeat, he attacked Jerusalem and restored Menelaus, then executed many Jews.  "When these happenings were reported to the king, he thought that Judea was in revolt. Raging like a wild animal, he set out from Egypt and took Jerusalem by storm. He ordered his soldiers to cut down without mercy those whom they met and to slay those who took refuge in their houses. There was a massacre of young and old, a killing of women and children, a slaughter of virgins and infants. In the space of three days, eighty thousand were lost, forty thousand meeting a violent death, and the same number being sold into slavery." (2Maccabees 5:11-1)

Obv:  Antiochus IV
Rev:
  Zeus Seated, Holding Nike
Diameter:
  30 mm (about the size of a US $.50)
Weight:  16.5 grams
Condition:
  about Very Fine

            SOLD   $369  plus shipping

 

Roman Judaea Capta-Type Coins

These coins were minted starting in 70 AD to commemorate the Roman conquest of Judea. On the one side of the coin there appears "Judaea" or :Judaea capta"  ("Judea conquered"). Judea is typically depicted as a mourning woman sitting under a military trophy or palm tree. The head of the Emperor appears on obverse side of the coin.  

"Thy men shall fall by the sword, And thy mighty in the war. And her gates shall lament and mourn; And utterly bereft she shall sit upon the ground. (Isaiah 3:25, 26) So fell Jerusalem in the second year of Vespasian’s reign, on the 8th of September, captured five times before and now for the second time laid utterly waste...There was no one left for the soldiers to kill or plunder." (Josephus, The Jewish War, 21, 22)

 

9545.JPG (39184 bytes) #9545: SILVER Denarius,
Titus, 79 to 81 AD
RARE Type - JUDAEA CAPTA Issue

Historical Context: See above  

Obv:  Titus
Rev:
  Jewess (representing Judaea) bound at base of Palm Tree, Titus behind
Diameter:
  17 mm (almost the size of a US Dime)
Weight:  3.4 grams
Condition:
  Very Fine / Extra Fine

               SOLD  $695 plus shipping
                                      (Estimated Van Meter value above $1,000 in Very Fine)


9708.JPG (62948 bytes) #9708: SILVER Denarius,
Vespasian, 69 to 79 AD
RARE Type - JUDAEA CAPTA Issue

Historical Context: See above  

Obv:  Vespasian
Rev:
  Jewess (representing Judaea) bound at base of Palm Tree, Vespasian or Titus behind
Diameter:
  17 mm (almost the size of a US Dime)
Weight:  3.1 grams
Condition:
  Very Fine

               SOLD  $629 plus shipping
                                      (Estimated Van Meter value above $1,000 in Very Fine)

 

 

#11303: BRONZE As,
Vespasian, 69 to 79 AD,
JUDAEA CAPTA-Type !!

Historical Context: See above  

Obv:  Vespasian
Rev:
  Captive Judaean bound and weeping at base of Palm Tree!!!  This reverse motif Commemorates the VICTORY over JUDAEA.
Diameter:
  28 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Weight: 
9.6 grams
Condition:
  about Fine / about V. Good

            BUY NOW  $299 plus shipping

 

 

 

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#11133: SILVER Denarius,
Vespasian, 69 to 79 AD,
JUDAEA CAPTA-Type !!

Historical Context: See above  

Obv:  Vespasian
Rev:
  Captive Judaean bound and weeping at base of Military Trophy!!!  This reverse motif commemorates the VICTORY over JUDAEA.
Diameter:
  16 mm (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Nice Toning

             SOLD   $179 plus shipping


 

 


 

#10146: SILVER Denarius,
Vespasian, 69 to 79 AD,
JUDAEA CAPTA-Type !!

Historical Context: See above  

Obv:  Vespasian
Rev:
  Victory (Angel) placing wreath on Military Trophy!!  This reverse motif commemorates the VICTORY over JUDAEA.
Diameter:
  16 mm (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

             SOLD  $149 plus shipping

 
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#9960: SILVER Didrachm from Greek Colony,
Vespasian, 69 to 79 AD,
JUDAEA CAPTA-Type !!

Historical Context: See above  

Caesarea Cappadocia

Obv:  Vespasian
Rev:
  Victory (Winged female)  This reverse motif commemorates the VICTORY over JUDAEA.
Diameter:
  20 mm (about the size of a US Nickel, but, twice as thick)
Condition:
  Fine

            SOLD  $89.95 plus shipping

 

 

#11221: Bronze As
Titus, 79 to 81 AD
JUDAEA CAPTA-Type !!

Historical Context: See above  

Obv:  Titus
Rev:
  Captive Judaean, stripped of military gear, bound and weeping at base of Palm Tree!!!  This reverse motif commemorates the VICTORY over JUDAEA.
Diameter:
  28 mm (between size of US Quarter and US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine/VGood

        SOLD $199 plus shipping

 

 

Jewish Coins of the First Jewish Revolt 

These coins were minted by the Jews (66 to 69 AD).  This is the same war as noted in the above description of the Roman "Judaea Capta" coins described above.  

The natives of Judea rose in revolt during the period of instability that followed the death of Nero.  Vespasian, and later Titus, were tasked with quelling the Jewish revolt, which they did by 70 AD.  These coins were minted by the Jewish people during the revolt period.

 

 

 

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#9450: JEWISH COIN - 70 AD, First JEWISH REVOLT !!

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Amphora
Rev:
  Legend around Vine Leaf
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Fine

SOLD  $59.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

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#9253: JEWISH COIN - 70 AD, First JEWISH REVOLT !!

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Amphora
Rev:
  Legend around Vine Leaf
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD  $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#9252: JEWISH COIN - 70 AD, First JEWISH REVOLT !!

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Amphora
Rev:
  Legend around Vine Leaf
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD  $49.95 plus shipping
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#9251: JEWISH COIN - 70 AD, First JEWISH REVOLT !!

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Amphora
Rev:
  Legend around Vine Leaf
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD  $49.95 plus shipping

 

#9451: JEWISH COIN - 70 AD, First JEWISH REVOLT !!

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Amphora
Rev:
  Legend around Vine Leaf
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD  $49.95 plus shipping

 

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#8093: JEWISH COIN - 70 AD, First JEWISH REVOLT !!

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Amphora
Rev:
  Legend around Vine Leaf
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  about Fine

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#8806: JEWISH COIN - 70 AD, First JEWISH REVOLT !!

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Amphora with Lid, RARER Type
Rev:
  Legend around Vine Leaf
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  about Fine

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#8807: JEWISH COIN - 70 AD, First JEWISH REVOLT !!

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Amphora with Lid, RARER Type
Rev:
  Legend around Vine Leaf
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  about Fine

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#8808: JEWISH COIN - 70 AD, First JEWISH REVOLT !!

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Amphora
Rev:
  Legend around Vine Leaf
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  about Fine

SOLD  $49.95 plus shipping

 

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#8809: JEWISH COIN - 70 AD, First JEWISH REVOLT !!

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Amphora
Rev:
  Legend around Vine Leaf
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  about Fine

BUY NOW  $44.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

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#9141: JEWISH COIN - 70 AD, First JEWISH REVOLT !!

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Amphora
Rev:
  Legend around Vine Leaf
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Good

BUY NOW  $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

Jewish Coins of the Bar Kochba Revolt 

These coins were minted by the Jews during the Bar Kochba Revolt (132 to 135 AD), also known as The Second Jewish Revolt against Rome.

Roman Emperor Hadrian attempted to assuage the anger and humiliation of the Jews after the Second Temple was destroyed.  Due either to Hadrian's good intentions that he ultimately could not deliver on, or perhaps due to his false intentions, either way the Jews came to believe that, under his rule, they would regain control of their homeland and the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.  However, Hadrian went back on his word and made numerous demands upon the Jews, including moving the Holy Temple and later, as an ultimate sacrilege, the building of a temple to Jupiter in Jerusalem.  Under the strong leadership of Shimon Bar-Kokhba, the Jews rebelled against the Romans a second time, and captured approximately 50 strongholds and 985 undefended towns and villages in Israel and Judea, including Jerusalem.  Despite incredible odds, the Jews held out for three years, but ultimately fell to the Romans with the final battle at Herod's old fortress at Beitar.  During the Second Jewish Revolt, Rome lost so many of its best troops that upon the final victory several variants of commemorative coins were issued. In their variations, these coins are known as "Judea Capta" coins, because they either explicitly say or imply that Judea has been captured, and are replete with a face of the Roman dictator, and the weeping figure of a Jewish woman, representing Judea, on the obverse.

 

 

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#9110: JEWISH COIN - 132 AD, Bar Kochba Revolt !!

“For the Freedom of Jerusalum”

Historical Context:   See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  7 Branch Palm
Rev:
  Vine Leaf and Inscription, “For the Freedom of Jerusalum”
Diameter:
  23 mm diameter (about the size of a US Quarter, but, twice as thick)
Condition:
  about Fine

SOLD  $249 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

Widow's Mites of Bible Story Fame 

These coins were minted in ANCIENT JUDEA between 103-76 BC. Although these coins were struck before the time of Jesus, they were the most widely circulating coins in Judea during his lifetime. The Bible story of the Widow who gave all that she had (two mites) is one of the most popular Biblical stories. In ancient Judea, a destitute woman, who was widowed, contributed most of what money she probably had to the temple as an offering. Jesus observed her generosity and told his disciples "I say unto you that this poor widow hath cast more in than all they (the rich men) have cast into the treasury. For all they did cast in of their abundance but she of her want did cast in all that she had." (Mark 12:41-44) Jewish Prutah, like the coin offered, were the most common small denomination bronze coin in Ancient Judea and is believed that these are the most likely coins that the "Poor Widow" actually had in her hand.

 

   

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#99031:  JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!

Same issue as MS#99035 below, but,
slightly higher grade and different patina color

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Double Cornucopia
Rev:
  Legend in Wreath
Diameter:
  13 to 15 mm diameter (about the 4/5ths size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  V. Good to Fine

The purchase price is for one of these coins selected randomly.

               BUY NOW   $28.95 each plus shipping

 

 

#99035:  JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!

Same issue as MS#99031 above, but,
slightly lower grade and different patina color

Historical Context:  See above  

Obv:  Double Cornucopia
Rev:
  Legend in Wreath
Diameter:
  13 to 15 mm diameter (about the 4/5ths size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  V. Good to Fine

The purchase price is for one of these coins selected randomly.

               BUY NOW   $24.95 each plus shipping

 

 

 

 

#9615: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Spoke Wheel, Legend around inside
Rev:
  Anchor, Legend around
Diameter:
  14-15 mm diameter (about the 4/5ths size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  about Fine

SOLD  $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

#8163: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!
**DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA-TYPE**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Double Cornucopia
Rev:
  Legend in Wreath
Diameter:
  13 to 15 mm diameter (about the 4/5ths size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine plus

SOLD  $34.95 plus shipping

 

#10926: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!
**DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA-TYPE**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Double Cornucopia
Rev:
  Legend in Wreath
Diameter:
  13 to 15 mm diameter (about the 4/5ths size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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#8096: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Spoke Wheel, Legend around inside
Rev:
  Anchor, Legend around
Diameter:
  14- 15 mm diameter (about the 4/5ths size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  about Fine

SOLD   $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#8432: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Spoke Wheel, Legend around inside
Rev:
  Anchor, Legend around
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (about the 4/5ths size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  about Fine

SOLD $32.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

 
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#6751: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!
**DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA-TYPE**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Attribution:  Judea, 100 BC
Diameter:  14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime).

        SOLD $34.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

 


 

 

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#10927: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!
**DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA-TYPE**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Attribution:  Judea, 100 BC
Diameter:  14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime).

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#10928: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!
**DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA-TYPE**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Attribution:  Judea, 100 BC
Diameter:  14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime).

        SOLD  $29.95 plus shipping

 

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#9193: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!
**DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA-TYPE**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Attribution:  Judea, 100 BC
Diameter:  14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime).

        SOLD   $32.95 plus shipping


 

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#10929: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!
**DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA-TYPE**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Attribution:  Judea, 100 BC
Diameter:  14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime).

        BUY NOW   $34.95 plus shipping


9198.JPG (30129 bytes) #9198: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!
**DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA-TYPE**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Attribution:  Judea, 100 BC
Diameter:  14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime).

        SOLD $32.95 plus shipping

   
 

 

#10932: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!
**DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA-TYPE**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Attribution:  Judea, 100 BC
Diameter:  14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime).

        BUY NOW   $29.95 plus shipping

 

#10933: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!
**DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA-TYPE**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Attribution:  Judea, 100 BC
Diameter:  14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime).

        SOLD   $32.95 plus shipping

 

#10934: JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!
**DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA-TYPE**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Attribution:  Judea, 100 BC
Diameter:  14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime).

        BUY NOW   $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

Other Jewish Coins

 

 

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#8722: JEWISH Bronze - 131 BC, 

One of he Earliest Jewish Coins!!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the Seleukid Dyansty during the reign of Antiochus VII about 132 to 130 BC.  Apparently, it was minted for use in the Jewish Territory. 

Obv:  Lily
Rev:
  Anchor, Legend at side
Diameter:
  14-15 mm diameter (about the 4/5ths size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  about Fine

SOLD   $49.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

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#10935: JEWISH Bronze - 10 BC, 
HEROD the GREAT !! 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in ANCIENT JUDEA between 37 to 4 BC under the Governorship of HEROD the GREAT.  Herod was named governor of Judaea by the Roman Senate in 37 BC.  One of his first official acts was to order the deaths of 45 members of the Sanhedrin, a prior governing body.  About 28 BC, he had a number of his family members murdered, including his wife, and not long after he ordered two of his sons to death.  Upon hearing of this, Augustus (current Roman Emperor) said, "It is better to be Herod's pig than his son," a well known and famous quote.  At the end of his life, he led the effort to assassinate the Christ Child by ordering the slaughter of all male Jew babies in 6 or 5 BC.  Jesus was born about 6 or 5 BC, not 1 BC.   Of course, he failed.  

Attribution:  Judea, 10 BC, Herod the Great:  The obverse (front) of this coin is an ANCHOR and legend. The reverse scene is a DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA and CADUCEUS. This coin is in "Good" condition and has good detail on both sides. The strike is strong on both sides.. This coin has nice coloring (deep brown). This coin is BRONZE measuring about 14 mm diameter (significantly smaller than a US dime).

SOLD $34.95 plus shipping

 

 

#10936: JEWISH Bronze - 10 BC, 
HEROD the GREAT !! 

Historical Context:  See above 

Attribution:  Judea, 10 BC, Herod the Great:  The obverse (front) of this coin is an ANCHOR and legend. The reverse scene is a DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA and CADUCEUS. This coin is in "Good" condition and has good detail on both sides. The strike is strong on both sides.. This coin has nice coloring (deep brown). This coin is BRONZE measuring about 14 mm diameter (significantly smaller than a US dime).

BUY NOW  $24.95 plus shipping

 

 

10109.JPG (43959 bytes) #10109: JEWISH Bronze - 10 BC, 
HEROD the GREAT !! 

Historical Context:  See above 

Attribution:  Judea, 10 BC, Herod the Great:  The obverse (front) of this coin is an ANCHOR and legend. The reverse scene is a DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA and CADUCEUS. This coin is in "Good" condition and has good detail on both sides. The strike is strong on both sides.. This coin has nice coloring (deep brown). This coin is BRONZE measuring about 14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime).

SOLD  $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

#10937: JEWISH Bronze - 10 BC, 
HEROD the GREAT !! 

Historical Context:  See above 

Attribution:  Judea, 10 BC, Herod the Great:  The obverse (front) of this coin is an ANCHOR and legend. The reverse scene is a DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA and CADUCEUS. This coin is in "Good" condition and has good detail on both sides. The strike is strong on both sides.. This coin has nice coloring (deep brown). This coin is BRONZE measuring about 16 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US dime).

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#10938: JEWISH Bronze - 10 BC, 
HEROD the GREAT !! 

Historical Context:  See above 

Attribution:  Judea, 10 BC, Herod the Great:  The obverse (front) of this coin is an ANCHOR and legend. The reverse scene is a DOUBLE CORNUCOPIA and CADUCEUS. This coin is in "Good" condition and has good detail on both sides. The strike is strong on both sides.. This coin has nice coloring (deep brown). This coin is BRONZE measuring about 14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime).

SOLD  $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#11605: JEWISH Bronze - 26 to 36 AD, PONTIUS PILATE !! Governor of JUDAEA which Sentenced JESUS CHRIST to Death on the Cross !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in ANCIENT JUDEA between 26 to 36 AD when PONTIUS PILATE was the Governor (Prefect) of JUDEA.  Pontius Pilate is best known in history for being the Governor that sentenced Jesus Christ to death on The Cross.  He was supposedly a ruthless governor.  He engineered a massacre of Samaritans and was later removed by Roman Emperor Tiberius as a result.  He later attempted to evade responsibility in the trial of Jesus in part because of his fear of the high priests’ power.  According to tradition he committed suicide at Rome, a fitting end. He is attested in the works of Josephus and Eusebius.

Obv:  Littus
Rev:
  Wreath
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

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#11604: JEWISH Bronze - 26 to 36 AD, PONTIUS PILATE !! Governor of JUDAEA which Sentenced JESUS CHRIST to Death on the Cross !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in ancient Judaea between 26 to 36 AD when Pontius Pilate was the Governor (Prefect) of Judaea.  Pontius Pilate is best known in history for being the Governor that sentenced Jesus Christ to death on The Cross.  He is known as a ruthless governor.  He engineered a massacre of Samaritans and was later removed by Roman Emperor Tiberius as a result.  He later attempted to evade responsibility in the trial of Jesus in part because of his fear of the high priests’ power.  According to tradition he committed suicide at Rome, a fitting end. He is attested in the works of Josephus and Eusebius.

Obv:  Littus
Rev:
  Wreath
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

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#11606: JEWISH Bronze - 26 to 36 AD, PONTIUS PILATE !! Governor of JUDAEA which Sentenced JESUS CHRIST to Death on the Cross !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Littus
Rev:
  Wreath
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD $79.95 plus shipping

 

#11607: JEWISH Bronze - 26 to 36 AD, PONTIUS PILATE !! Governor of JUDAEA which Sentenced JESUS CHRIST to Death on the Cross !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Littus
Rev:
  Wreath
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD $79.95 plus shipping

 

#11609: JEWISH Bronze - 26 to 36 AD, PONTIUS PILATE !! Governor of JUDAEA which Sentenced JESUS CHRIST to Death on the Cross !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Littus
Rev:
  Wreath
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD $59.95 plus shipping

 

#11611: JEWISH Bronze - 26 to 36 AD, PONTIUS PILATE !! Governor of JUDAEA which Sentenced JESUS CHRIST to Death on the Cross !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Littus
Rev:
  Wreath
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD $89.95 plus shipping

 

#11612: JEWISH Bronze - 26 to 36 AD, PONTIUS PILATE !! Governor of JUDAEA which Sentenced JESUS CHRIST to Death on the Cross !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Littus
Rev:
  Wreath
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD $69.95 plus shipping

 

#11613: JEWISH Bronze - 26 to 36 AD, PONTIUS PILATE !! Governor of JUDAEA which Sentenced JESUS CHRIST to Death on the Cross !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Littus
Rev:
  Wreath
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

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  #11610: JEWISH Bronze - 26 to 36 AD, PONTIUS PILATE !! Governor of JUDAEA which Sentenced JESUS CHRIST to Death on the Cross !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Three Ears of Barley, Bounded
Rev:
  Libation Ladle (Simpulum)
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  about Fine

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#11608: JEWISH Bronze - 26 to 36 AD, PONTIUS PILATE !! Governor of JUDAEA which Sentenced JESUS CHRIST to Death on the Cross !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Three Ears of Barley, Bounded
Rev:
  Libation Ladle (Simpulum)
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  about Fine

SOLD $89.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#8326: JEWISH COIN - 60 AD, Governor of JUDAEA under NERO !! 

Historical Context:   This coin was minted in ANCIENT JUDEA around 59-62 AD by Porcius Festus, Governor of Judea under Nero (Roman Emperor). Judea was under the control of the Persian Empire until 332 BC when it was conquered by Alexander the Great. Thereafter, the Jews came under the control of the Ptolemies of Egypt (3rd Cent BC) and then the Seleukid Dynasty until they achieved independence around the mid 2nd Cent BC. The Romans became the dominant power around the middle of the 1st Cent BC. This coin was minted in the 1st Cent AD under the Roman Emperor NERO during the governorship of Porcius Festus.

Attribution:  Judea, 60 AD, Porcius Festus:  The obverse (front) of this coin is a PALM BRANCH. The reverse scene is a LEGEND in a WREATH. This coin is in "almost Fine" condition (for these coins) and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with excellent coloring. This coin is BRONZE and measures about 17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny).

SOLD $34.95 plus shipping

 

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#5478: JEWISH COIN - 60 AD, Governor of JUDAEA under NERO !!

Historical Context:   See description above  

Attribution:  Judea, 60 AD, Porcius Festus:  The obverse (front) of this coin is a PALM BRANCH. The reverse scene is a LEGEND in a WREATH. This coin is in "almost Fine" condition (for these coins) and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with excellent coloring. This coin is BRONZE and measures about 17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny).

SOLD $32.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#5474: JEWISH COIN - 60 AD, Governor of JUDAEA under NERO !!

Historical Context:   See description above  

Attribution:  Judea, 60 AD, Porcius Festus:  The obverse (front) of this coin is a PALM BRANCH. The reverse scene is a LEGEND in a WREATH. This coin is in "almost Fine" condition (for these coins) and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with excellent coloring. This coin is BRONZE and measures about 17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny).

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#8327: JEWISH COIN - 60 AD, Governor of JUDAEA under NERO !!

Historical Context:   See description above  

Attribution:  Judea, 60 AD, Porcius Festus:  The obverse (front) of this coin is a PALM BRANCH. The reverse scene is a LEGEND in a WREATH. This coin is in "almost Fine" condition (for these coins) and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with excellent coloring. This coin is BRONZE and measures about 17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny).

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8330.JPG (105908 bytes) #8330: JEWISH COIN - 60 AD, Governor of JUDAEA under NERO !!

Historical Context:   See description above  

Attribution:  Judea, 60 AD, Porcius Festus:  The obverse (front) of this coin is a PALM BRANCH. The reverse scene is a LEGEND in a WREATH. This coin is in "almost Fine" condition (for these coins) and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with excellent coloring. This coin is BRONZE and measures about 17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny).

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8310.JPG (106419 bytes) #8310: JEWISH COIN - 60 AD, Governor of JUDAEA under NERO !!

Historical Context:   See description above  

Attribution:  Judea, 60 AD, Porcius Festus:  The obverse (front) of this coin is a PALM BRANCH. The reverse scene is a LEGEND in a WREATH. This coin is in "almost Fine" condition (for these coins) and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with excellent coloring. This coin is BRONZE and measures about 17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny).

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#9202: JEWISH COIN - 42 AD, Governor of JUDAEA under CLAUDIUS !! Herod Agrippa I !!

Historical Context:   This coin was minted in ANCIENT JUDEA aroung 42 AD during the reign of King Herod Agrippa. King Herod Agrippa I, was a grandson of Herod the Great. Herod the Great is the King which issued the order to kill all young male Jews in an attempt to kill Jesus Christ. Herod Agrippa was educated in Rome and was a friend of Caligula. He was made tetrarch over parts of the Holy land in 37 AD. When Claudius became emperor, he gave Herod control over all of the Holy Land (Judea).

Attribution:  Judea, 42 AD, Herod Agrippa I:  The obverse (front) of this coin is a CANOPY with FRINGES. The reverse scene is THREE EARS of BARLEY. This coin is in "about Fine" condition and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with excellent coloring. This coin is BRONZE and measures about 16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime).

SOLD   $29.95 plus shipping

 

10108.JPG (48142 bytes) #10108: JEWISH COIN - 42 AD, Governor of JUDAEA under CLAUDIUS !! Herod Agrippa I !!

Historical Context:   This coin was minted in ANCIENT JUDEA aroung 42 AD during the reign of King Herod Agrippa. King Herod Agrippa I, was a grandson of Herod the Great. Herod the Great is the King which issued the order to kill all young male Jews in an attempt to kill Jesus Christ. Herod Agrippa was educated in Rome and was a friend of Caligula. He was made tetrarch over parts of the Holy land in 37 AD. When Claudius became emperor, he gave Herod control over all of the Holy Land (Judea).

Attribution:  Judea, 42 AD, Herod Agrippa I:  The obverse (front) of this coin is a CANOPY with FRINGES. The reverse scene is THREE EARS of BARLEY. This coin is in "about Fine" condition and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with excellent coloring. This coin is BRONZE and measures about 16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime).

SOLD   $14.95 plus shipping

 

 

8325.JPG (114414 bytes) #8325: JEWISH COIN - 52 to 60 AD, 
Governor of JUDAEA under CLAUDIUS !! 
Antonius Felix !!

Historical Context:   This coin was minted in ANCIENT JUDEA around 52-60 AD by Antonius Felix, Governor of Judea under Claudius (Roman Emperor). Judea was under the control of the Persian Empire until 332 BC when it was conquered by Alexander the Great. Thereafter, the Jews came under the control of the Ptolemies of Egypt (3rd Cent BC ) and then the Seleukid Dynasty until they achieved independence around the mid 2nd Cent BC . The Romans became the dominant power around the middle of the 1st Cent BC .

Obv:  Crossed Palms
Rev:
  Legend in Wreath
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dme)
Condition:
  V Good

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8331.JPG (78388 bytes) #8331: JEWISH COIN - 9 BC to 39 AD, 
Nabataean !! 

Historical Context:   The Nabataea Kingdom existed in the northern areas of Arabia .  Their were caravan traders and obtained great wealth through the transportation of goods from Arabia to the Mediterranean coast.

Obv:  Laurated head of Aretas IV
Rev:
  Double Cornucopia
Diameter:
  14 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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10105.JPG (63749 bytes) #10105: JEWISH COIN - 9 to 12 AD, 
Governor of JUDAEA under AUGUSTUS !! 
Marcus Ambibulus !!

Historical Context:   See above

Obv:  Palm Tree
Rev:
  Wheat Stalk with Legend
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  V Good

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10106.JPG (56898 bytes) #10106: JEWISH COIN - 9 to 12 AD, 
Governor of JUDAEA under AUGUSTUS !! 
Marcus Ambibulus !!

Historical Context:   See above

Obv:  Palm Tree
Rev:
  Wheat Stalk with Legend
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  V Good

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10107.JPG (57898 bytes) #10107: JEWISH COIN - 9 to 12 AD, 
Governor of JUDAEA under AUGUSTUS !! 
Marcus Ambibulus !!

Historical Context:   See above

Obv:  Palm Tree
Rev:
  Wheat Stalk with Legend
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  V Good

SOLD   $32.95 plus shipping 

 

 

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#5477: JEWISH COIN - 53 AD, Antonius Felix - Governor of JUDAEA under CLAUDIUS !! 

Historical Context:   This coin was minted in ANCIENT JUDEA around 52-60 AD by Antonius Felix, Governor of Judea under Claudius (Roman Emperor). Judea was under the control of the Persian Empire until 332 BC when it was conquered by Alexander the Great. Thereafter, the Jews came under the control of the Ptolemies of Egypt (3rd Cent BC) and then the Seleukid Dynasty until they achieved independence around the mid 2nd Cent BC. The Romans became the dominant power around the middle of the 1st Cent BC. This coin was minted in the 1st Cent AD under the Roman Emperor CLAUDIUS during the governorship of Antonius Felix.

Attribution:  Judea, 52 to 54 AD, Antonius Felix:  The obverse (front) of this coin are two shields and two spears crossed.  The reverse scene is a PALM TREE and  LEGEND. This coin is in "Fine plus" condition (for these coins) and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with excellent coloring. This coin is BRONZE and measures about 17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny).

SOLD $44.95 plus shipping

 

 

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