Judaean Kingdom, Herod I, 37 - 44 A.D.
spent much of his boyhood at the imperial court in Rome and was close to both and . One of Claudius' first acts was a treaty guaranteeing Agrippa's kingdom, with the title "great ," and granting the additional territory of to Agrippa's elder brother Herod V. The of this coin depicts a (sacrificial assistant) about to kill a pig to sanctify the oaths of this treaty. Both Josephus (Jospehus, Ant. xix.5.1) and Suetonius (Suetonius, Claud. 25.5) wrote that and performed this fetial ceremony in the center of the in Rome.SH66828. Bronze AE 26, 1245, II p. 248, 8, 121; 4983, F, 15.186 g, maximum 25.9 mm, 0o, Maritima mint, 42 - 43 A.D.; TIBEPIOΣ KAICAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEPM ( ), laureate head of right; BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓAΣ AΓPIΠΠAΣ ΦIΛOKAIΣAP (the Great , friend of ), figures of and stand facing each other within a temple, priest(?) standing in center background, kneeling in center at feet holding pig, LZ (regnal year 7) in ; ex William M. Rosenblum auction 43A, lot 18; very ; $1050.00 (€913.50)
, July 249 - First Half of June 251 A.D., (Jerusalem), Palestina
After the First Jewish Revolt, the Jews were disbursed from Jerusalem and prohibited even from visiting. About 130 A.D. established a colony on the site and built a temple to on the temple mount. His actions prompted the Second Jewish Revolt or Bar Kochba Rebellion.SH90827. Bronze AE 27, 170 (same dies), 141, 154, 89, F, 13.132 g, maximum 26.7 mm, 0o, mint, IMP C G MES Q TRA DECIVS AVG, laureate right; COL AEL KAP COM P F, seated left on throne, on head, reaching right hand toward at feet on left, long vertical behind in left; ex J. Collection; extremely ; $670.00 (€582.90)
Jerusalem or Tyre, 18 B.C. - 70 A.D., Temple Tax for Two & Judas' 30 Pieces of Silver
Judas' 30 Pieces of Silver
"Then one of the 12, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said unto them, 'What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?' And they covenanted with him for 30 pieces of silver." Matthew 26:14-15. Shekels of Tyre were the only currency accepted at the Jerusalem Temple and are the most likely coinage with which Judas was paid for the betrayal of Christ.
The Temple Tax Coin
"..go to the sea and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou has opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them [the temple tax collectors] for me and thee." Since the tax was one half per man the coin would have to be a to pay the tax for both Jesus and . Matthew 17:24-27
SL74044. Silver , p. 241, 124, NGC VG, strike 4/5, surface 3/5, after 19 B.C. (4166159-008), 13.38 g, maximum 22.7 mm, Jerusalem or Tyre mint, 4 - 5 A.D.(?); laureate head of right, lion's skin knotted around neck; TYPOYIEPAΣ KAIAΣYΛOY (of Tyre the holy and inviolable), standing left, right talon on ship's ram, frond under wing, date PΛ (?, year 130, uncertain, a bit obscure) over club left, KP and right, Phoenician letter between legs; $560.00 (€487.20)
Lot of 100 Ancient Judaean Bronze Coins, c. 104 B.C. - 70 A.D.
LT74272. Bronze Lot, 100 ancient Jewish lepta and prutot, mostly widow's mites, mostly to , 16.0 mm to 5.9 mm, coins in the photograph are a random selection from the lot; unattributed, no tags, no flips, as is, ; $500.00 (€435.00)
Judaean Kingdom, Herod II, 55 - 95 A.D., Struck for
Julius was a teenager studying in Rome when his father died. He was too young to rule and his father's kingdom was made a Roman province. About 6 years later, he was given the kingdom of his uncle Herod of . Later more was added. It was before Herod II that Saint Paul was tried. sided with the Romans during the Jewish rebellion. Though he continued to rule until at least 95 A.D., the temple was destroyed and in the end his assigned territories were in , not .SH90326. Bronze AE 30, 2283; 166; 1288; AJC II 38, F, 15.554 g, maximum 29.5 mm, 0o, Panaeas mint, 75 - 76 A.D.; laureate head of right; Tyche-Demeter standing left, on head, two grain ears in extended right, in left, upper left, ETOY − KZ BA / AΓPI−ΠΠA (year 27, ) flanking in two lines across ; ex CNG auction 233 (26 May 2010), lot 292 and auction 75 (23 May 2007), lot 863; $450.00 (€391.50)
, The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.
Acre, one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the world, is at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay in northern Israel. The city occupies an important location on the coast of the Mediterranean, linking to waterways and the commercial activity of the Levant.SH69932. Silver , 3283, 35, -, aVF, sculptural high relief, die break at eye, upper left on , 17.019 g, maximum 26.5 mm, 0o, Ake mint, , c. 315 - 314 B.C.; Herakles' head right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, in right, long vertical behind in left, Phoenician numeral date (year 32) left below arm; $360.00 (€313.20)
, Gratus, Roman Prefect under , 15 - 26 A.D., Extremely
SH40205. Bronze , 319 ( of 316 and 317 ), - ( of 1332 and 1333 ), F, 1.426 g, maximum 15.6 mm, mint, 15 - 16 A.D.; [KAI]/CAP (sic), within wreath; frond flanked by L - B (year 2); extremely ; $320.00 (€278.40)
Lot of 10 Prutot, Judean Kingdom, Herod I, 37 - 44 A.D.
LT67261. Bronze 1244, lot of 10 prutot (singular: ), Jerusalem mint, 41 - 42 A.D.; AΓPIΠA BACIΛEWC ( ), umbrella-like canopy with fringes; three heads of barley between two leaves, flanked by L - ς (year 6); actual coins in the photograph; $270.00 (€234.90)
, Augusta 8 June 218 - 224 or 225 A.D., ,
, , the biblical Shechemis, is now Nablus, Israel. It is the site of Joseph's Tomb and Jacob's well. Jesus spoke here to a Samaritan woman. The city was refounded as Neopolis after the suppression of the Jewish Revolt. Nablus is home to about half the remaining worldwide Samaritan population of 600.JD72682. Bronze AE 20, pl. 53,122; 59; BMC p. 62, 111; 1510, gVF, nice green with earthen highlighting, typical , 7.492 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 0o, mint, IOYΛIA MAICA CEB, draped right wearing ; ΦΛ NEAC-ΠOΛE •CVP•, standing facing, head left, holding rudder by tiller in right, in left; ; $250.00 (€217.50)
(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'ah-obol, 32; pl. 21, 24; 1087, gF, 0.192 g, maximum 6.4 mm, 180o, Jerusalem? mint, diademed head of Ptolemy I right; standing half left on thunderbolt, wings open, head left, Aramaic YHDH (Yehudah) on left; $215.00 (€187.05)
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