(Yehudah), Ptolemaic Rule, Ptolemy II , 285 - 246 B.C.
Ptolemy II requested copies of Jewish texts for the Library at . There they were translated and transcribed by seventy Jewish scholars hired for the purpose, creating the Septuagint, the oldest Greek version of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). Many of the oldest Biblical verses among the Dead Sea Scrolls, particularly those in Aramaic, correspond more closely with the Septuagint than with the Hebrew text.SH54977. Silver quarter ma, 32; pl. 21, 24; 1087, gF, 0.192 g, maximum 6.4 mm, 180o, Jerusalem(?) mint, 285 - 246 B.C.; diademed of Ptolemy I right; standing half left on thunderbolt, wings open, left, Aramaic YHDH (Yehudah) on left; $135.00 (Ä120.15)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II , 285 - 246 B.C., Joppa,
Between 320 and 318 B.C., Ptolemy I, then of , took advantage of the dissent among his rivals and secured the of .
Click here to read about Joppa on Bob Baird's Ancient RoutesSH09008. Silver
, 461, 799-800, VF, 14.02 g, maximum 25.9 mm, 0o, , Joppa mint, diademed of Ptolemy I right, wearing ; ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, standing left on thunderbolt, IOΠ left, LA and Θ right, A between eagle's legs; artistic, high-relief portrait, partially uncleaned; SOLD
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II , 285 - 246 B.C., Gaza
, 828, gVF, bold, , 14.22 g, maximum 25.7 mm, 0o, Gaza mint, 255 B.C.; diademed of Ptolemy I right wearing ; ΠTOΛEMAIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, standing left on thunderbolt, ΓA and left, date ΛA (year 31) and right; ; SOLD
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