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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Greek Imperial| > |Decapolis, Arabia & Syria| > RY09127
Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria, Syria, 13 - 14 A.D., The "Star of Bethlehem Coin"
Michael Molnar, an astronomer, believes this coin depicts Jupiter's occultation of Aries in 6 B.C., the most probable "Star of Bethlehem."
RY09127. Bronze AE 20, McAlee 99; RPC I 4269; SNG Cop 98; BMC Galatia p. 159, 65, VF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 6.32g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 0o, 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; SOLD




  






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