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Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Caesarea Maritima, Samaria
Caesarea, about 30 miles north of Joppa and about 70 miles northwest of Jerusalem, was the capital of the Roman province of Judaea, the seat of the procurators, and the headquarters of the Roman troops. It was founded by Herod the Great and named after Caesar Augustus.JD93012. Bronze AE 32, Hendin 836, SNG ANS 766, Rosenberger 24, Kadman Caesarea 27, F, green patina, grainy, earthen deposits, weight 18.384 g, maximum diameter 31.6 mm, die axis 0o, Caesarea Maritima mint, obverse IMP TRA HADRIANO CAES AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse COL I FL AVG, Hadrian, as priest-founder, plowing right with oxen, Nike flying left above holding wreath, CAESAREN in exergue; from The Jimi Berlin Caesarea Collection (surface find, Caesarea, Israel, 1972); $300.00 SALE |PRICE| $270.00
The Coins of The Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection
The Abraham and Marian Sofaer collection consists of 4,000 coins and related objects produced by the peoples who inhabited the Holy Land 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 Crusaders. This book has become a primary reference for Holy Land coins.BK10621. The Coins Of The Holy Land The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and The Israel Museum, by Ya'akov Meshorer, 2013, American Numismatic Society, Ancient Coins in North American Collections 8, hardback, 2 volumes, new, list price $190, international shipping at the actual cost of postage, LAST COPY IN STOCK; $120.00 SALE |PRICE| $108.00 Out of Stock!
Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Gaba, Judaea
Little is known about Gaba. The city was located in the Jezreel Valley, located between the mountains of Samaria in the south and the Galilee Heights in the north. The Bible says, "Some time later there was an incident involving a vineyard belonging to Naboth the Jezeerlite. The vineyard was in Jezreel, close to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria" (1 Kings 21:1, NIV) RP94435. Bronze AE 21, RPC I Online 4856 (3 spec); Meshorer City-Coins 96; Rosenberger II p. 43, 1; Sofaer I 6; Kindler Gaba 2, Fair, weight 8.033 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 0o, Gaba mint, 49 - 50 or 50 - 51 A.D.; obverse laureate head right; reverse KΛAY∆IEΩN ΦIΛIΠΠHNΩMN (Claudia Philippa), Tyche seated right on throne, long scepter vertical behind in right hand, branch in left hand, IPĖL (year 110 Pompeian era) across field, Γ (Gaba) below throne; extremely rare; $120.00 SALE |PRICE| $108.00
Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Abila in Decapolis, Palaestina Secunda
Abila was founded under the Seleucids, and was known for a time as Seleucia. It was later ruled by the Kingdom of Judaea. Under Rome it was included in the province Palaestina Secunda. The second-century geographer Ptolemy, in his Geography, lists 18 cities of the Decapolis and Coele-Syria. He adds Abila and eight others to Pliny's ten.RP91006. Bronze AE 15, cf. RPC IV online T6509; Spijkerman 6; Rosenberger 5; Sofaer pl. 124, 8; SNG ANS -, F, scratches, corrosion, earthen deposits, weight 2.714 g, maximum diameter 14.4 mm, die axis 180o, Abila in Decapolis (Quwaylibah, Jordan) mint, c. 161 - 163 A.D.; obverse ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust of Faustina II right; reverse CEΛEYK ABILA EKC (year 226), bunch of grapes hanging from vine; rare; $60.00 SALE |PRICE| $54.00