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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Judean & Biblical Coins| > |Biblical Coins| > |Christmas| > GB86562
Roman Syria, Antioch, Civic Series, 11 - 12 A.D., The "Star of Bethlehem Coin"
|Christmas|, |Roman| |Syria,| |Antioch,| |Civic| |Series,| |11| |-| |12| |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."
GB86562. Bronze AE 21, RPC I 4266; BMC Galatia p. 159, 62; Butcher 56, aVF, tight flan cutting off parts of legend, uneven strike, light deposits, porous, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 8.120g, maximum diameter 21.1mm, die axis 0o, 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; from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins; SOLD











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