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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Trajan| > JD09268
Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Sepphoris, Galilee
At the crossroads of the Via Maris and the Acre-Tiberias roads, Sepphoris was the capital of Galilee and Herod Antipas' first capital. Damaged by a riot, Antipas ordered Sepphoris be rebuilt. Flavius Josephus described the rebuilt Sepphoris as the "ornament of all Galilee." Since Sepphoris was only five miles north of Nazareth, Jesus and Joseph may have found work in Antipas' rebuilding projects. Sepphoris was built on a hill and visible for miles. This may be the city that Jesus spoke of when he said, "A city set on a hill cannot be hidden."
JD09268. Bronze AE 24, Hendin 907, BMC Palestine 5, F, Sepphoris mint, weight 10.27g, maximum diameter 24.1mm, die axis 0o, 98 - 117 A.D.; obverse TPAIANOΣ AYTOKPATΩP E∆ΩKEN, laureate head right; reverse ΣEΠΦΩPHNΩN, eight-branched palm bearing two bunches of dates; coins of Sepphoris are somewhat scarce and expensive; SOLD

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