The Temple Tax Coin, Tyre KP Half , Jerusalem or Tyre Mint, 33 - 34 A.D.
POSSIBLE CRUCIFIXION YEAR COIN.
The Bible does not tell the date of the Crucifixion, but based on Biblical clues, the Jewish calendar and astronomical evidence many scholars believe it was Friday, April 3, 33 A.D.
John the Baptist began his ministry in 28 or 29 A.D. and the Gospel of John points to three separate Passovers during Jesus' ministry. Jesus was executed on the orders of , the Roman prefect of from 26 to 36 A.D. This limits the years to between 30 and 36 A.D.
John P. Meier's A Marginal Jew cites 7 April 30 A.D., 3 April 33 A.D., and 30 March 36 A.D. as astronomically possible Friday Nisan 14 dates during this period. Isaac Newton, using the crescent of the moon, determined the year was 34 A.D. but John Pratt argued that Newton made a minor computation error and 33 A.D. was the accurate answer using Newton's method. Using similar computations, in 1990 astronomer Bradley Schaefer arrived at Friday, April 3, 33 A.D. A third method, using a completely different astronomical approach (consistent with Apostle Peter's reference to a "moon of blood" in Acts 2:20) based on a lunar Crucifixion darkness and eclipse model arrives at the same date, Friday, April 3, 33 A.D.
JD40425. Silver half
, 4693, 1463, -; only one coin from this year in the hoard, aF, 6.249 g, maximum 20.4 mm, 0o, Tyre or Jerusalem mint, 33 - 34 A.D.; laureate of right, lion's skin knotted around neck; TYPOY IEPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY (of Tyre the holy and inviolable), standing left, right foot on ship's ram, frond behind, PNΘ (year 159) over club left, KP over BA? right, Aramaic aleph between legs; very year; SOLD
Jerusalem or Tyre, 64 - 65 A.D.
One of the last issues of the and apparently unpublished!SH26439. Silver half
, -, -, -, cf. supplement 4680 (full ), VF, 6.474 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 0o, Tyre or Jerusalem mint, 64 - 65 A.D.; laureate of right, lion's skin knotted around neck; TYPOY IEPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY (of Tyre the holy and inviolable), standing left, right foot on ship's ram, frond behind, date (year 190) and club left, KP and HP right, Aramaic beth between legs; extremely ; SOLD
Jerusalem (or Tyre), 49 - 50 A.D.
, 210, 4674, gVF, 13.266 g, maximum 24.8 mm, 0o, 49 - 50 A.D.; laureate of right, lion's skin knotted around neck; TYPOYIEPAΣ KAIAΣYΛOY (of Tyre the holy and inviolable), l., right foot on ship's ram, frond behind, POE (year 175) and club l., KP / EP r., Aramaic letter between legs; SOLD
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