Jerusalem, , X Fretensis Countermarks, c. 68 - 132 A.D.
CM84114. Bronze AE 25, 1609; III p. 54, 5; p. 284, 1; c/m: 291 ( on , 19 pcs.), 410 (galley, 15 pcs.), Coin , Countermarks , rough, corrosion, 10.962 g, maximum 25.1 mm, right; countermarks: (1) galley right in c. 8 mm x 4 mm rectangular punch, 410 (15 pcs); and (2) L•X•F (Legion X Fretensis) over right standing on a right in c. 12 mm x 9 mm rectangular punch, 291 (19 pcs); ; $450.00 (€400.50)
, 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, left, holding rudder by tiller in right, in left; ; $250.00 (€222.50)
, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., Capta
This celebrates the success of and in quelling the First Jewish Revolt. Coins commemorating this event are referred to as "Judaea Capta" issues.RS77569. Silver , , 1, 2; 1479; 35; 226; 18; 2296, F, on a , light , nice portrait, 3.140 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 69 - 70 A.D.; IMP AVG, laureate right; IVDAEA, Jewess seated right, mourning, veiled, supporting chin with left hand, of captured arms behind her; $250.00 (€222.50)
(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, 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; $155.00 (€137.95)
(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.JD35537. Silver cast , 32; pl. 21, 24; 1087, aVF, 0.157 g, maximum 6.8 mm, 90o, , Jerusalem(?) mint, 285 - 246 B.C.; diademed of Ptolemy I right; standing half left on thunderbolt, wings open, left, Aramaic YHDH (Yehudah) on left; FORVM paid $190 wholesale!; ; $150.00 (€133.50)
Persian Empire, (Yehudah), 375 - 333 B.C.
The Coins of The : The Abraham and Marian
The Abraham and Marian consists of 4,000 coins and related objects produced by the peoples who inhabited the from the Persian period in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. through the Crusader kingdom in the thirteenth century of the modern era. Assembled over more than thirty years, the collection contains gold, silver, and bronze coins of the Persians, Greeks, Samarians, Hebrews, Nabataeans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and . This book has become a primary reference for coins.BK10621. The Coins Of The The Abraham and Marian at the American Numismatic Society and The Israel Museum, by Ya'akov , 2013, American Numismatic Society, in American Collections 8, hardback, 2 volumes, new; $140.00 (€124.60)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Ascalon, Philistia
Askalon lies on the of the Mediterranean, ten miles of Gaza and about 40 miles south of Joppa. Herod the Great ruled all of , except Askalon, which remained a free city. Today, a national park at Ashqelon, Israel includes ruins of Canaanite, Greek, Roman, and Crusader walls and buildings. Ascalon's era of autonomy, used to date this coin, began in 104 B.C.BB75616. Bronze AE 22, 105; 138; 151, p. 124, 145; -; -, F, porous, 9.954 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, Askalon (Ashqelon, Israel) mint, 111 - 112 A.D.; CEBACTOS (or similar), laureate right; ACKAΛO, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, vertical before in right hand, cradled in left arm, in left , dove over EIC (year 215) lower right; ; $120.00 (€106.80)
, , Roman Prefect under , 26 - 36 A.D.
is chiefly known for the he played in the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.JD79873. Bronze , 1342, 333, 4968, 5623, VF, red earthen deposits, 1.761 g, maximum 15.5 mm, 0o, Jerusalem mint, 30 A.D.; TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC, (augural wand); LIZ (year 17) within ; $105.00 (€93.45)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Ascalon, Philistia
The Philistines conquered Canaanite Ashkelon about 1150 B.C. and it became one of the five Philistine cities that were constantly warring with the Israelites and the Kingdom of Judah. The last of the Philistine cities to hold out against Nebuchadnezzar, it finally fell in 604 B.C.; burned and destroyed, its people exiled, the Philistine era ended. Ashkelon was rebuilt, dominated by Persian culture. After the Alexander's conquest, Ashkelon was an important Hellenistic seaport. The Jews drove the Greeks out of the region during the Maccabean Revolt, which lasted from 167 to 160 B.C. In 63 B.C. the was incorporated into the Roman Republic. VII used Ashkelon as her refuge when her brother and sister exiled her in 49 B.C. The city remained loyal to Rome during the First Jewish Revolt.BB75619. Bronze AE 18, 82; 116; 2213; p. 122, 129; -, F, some corrosion, 7.108 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 0o, Askalon (Ashqelon, Israel) mint, 85 - 86 A.D.; laureate left, CE downward on left; Phanebal standing facing, wearing military dress, raising sword above in right hand, and frond in left hand, ΘΠP (year 189 of the Ascalon Era) downward on left, AC upward on right; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
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