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The Three Kings

The coins below are those of kings that ruled in the east at the time of Jesus' birth and are among the most likely to have visited baby Jesus.

"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him" Matthew 2:1-8.

Jesus was born sometime between 6 B.C. and 4 B.C. Matthew describes King Herod as the ruler during the time of the Nativity, and Herod died in 4 B.C. Later, in order to kill Jesus and eliminate him as a rival king, Herod ordered the "Massacre of the Innocents" - the killing of all male children in Bethlehem aged two years and under. This means that Jesus may have been up to two years old already by that time, and this also sets the Nativity between 4 and 6 B.C.

Most biblical scholars now believe the "Magi" probably were wisemen, not actually kings. If they were kings, the kings below are among the most likely visitors.


Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria, Syria, 13 - 14 A.D., The "Star of Bethlehem Coin"

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Michael Molnar, an astronomer, believes this coin depicts Jupiter's occultation of Aries in 6 B.C., the most probable "Star of Bethlehem."
RY86401. Bronze trichalkon, McAlee 99; RPC I 4269; SNG Cop 98; BMC Galatia p. 159, 65, F, tight flan, deposits, corrosion, weight 6.754 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, Legatus Augusti Pro Praetore Silanus, 13 - 14 A.D.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse EΠI ΣIΛANOY ANTIOCEΩN, ram running right, looking back, star above, ∆M (year 44 Actian Era) below; $120.00 SALE PRICE $108.00


Laodikea ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria, c. 47 - 20 B.C.

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Possibly struck in the year of Christ's birth! Most biblical scholars believe Jesus was born between 6 and 4 B.C.
GY86415. Bronze AE 22, RPC I 4392; BMC Galatia p. 249, 18 (APX in ex.); SNG Cop 332 (same); Weber 7982 (same); SNG MŁnchen 874 (ZM in ex.), VF/aVF, tight flan, light corrosion/porosity, weight 7.924 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 0o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 5 - 4 B.C.; obverse turreted and veiled head of Tyche right; reverse Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, ∆M (year 44) downward inner left field, IOYΛIEΩN/TΩN KAI in two downward lines on the left, ΛAO∆IKEΩN, downward on the right, uncertain control letters in exergue; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00


Roman Syria, Antioch, Civic Series, 11 - 12 A.D., The "Star of Bethlehem Coin"

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Michael Molnar, an astronomer, believes this coin depicts Jupiter's occultation of Aries in 6 B.C., the most probable "Star of Bethlehem."

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Michael Molnar's website on the star of Bethlehem theory.
RY83419. Bronze AE 21, RPC I 4266; BMC Galatia p. 159, 62, VF, weight 7.711 g, maximum diameter 21.2 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 11 - 12 A.D.; obverse Zeus' laureate head right; reverse ANTIOXEΩN MHTPOΠOΛEΩN, ram running right, looking back, star above, BM (year 42) below, ANT monogram in exergue; SOLD







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Three Kings Biblical Coins