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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.


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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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


Roman Syria, Silanus, Legatus Augusti pro praetore, 12 - 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."

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Michael Molnar's website on the star of Bethlehem theory.
RY20003. Bronze AE 18, RPC I 4269; BMC Galatia p. 159, 65, Fair, weight 6.946 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 13 - 14 A.D.; obverse Zeus' laureate head right; reverse EΠI ΣIΛANOY ANTIOXEΩN, ram running right, looking back, star above, ∆M (year 44) below; SOLD


"Star of Bethlehem Coin," Antioch ad Orontem, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria, 55 - 56 A.D.

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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.
RY45451. Bronze AE 19, SNG Cop 115; BMC Galatia p. 160, 69 - 70, Choice gVF, weight 5.140 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, reign of Nero. 55 - 56 A.D.; obverse ANTIOXEΩN, turreted and veiled head of Tyche right; reverse EΠI KOYA∆PATOY, ram leaping right, looking back, star and crescent above, ET ∆P (year 104) below; SOLD







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