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Julia Maesa, Augusta 8 June 218 - 224 or 225 A.D., Neapolis, Samaria
Neapolis, Samaria, the biblical Shechemis, is now Nablus, Israel. It is the site of Joseph's Tomb and Jacob's well. Jesus spoke here to a Samaritan woman. The city was refounded as Flavia Neopolis after the suppression of the Jewish Revolt. Nablus is home to about half the remaining worldwide Samaritan population of 600.JD72682. Bronze AE 20, Sofaer pl. 53,122; Rosenberger 59; BMC Samaria p. 62, 111; Lindgren III 1510, gVF, nice green patina with earthen highlighting, typical tight flan, weight 7.492 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 0o, Neapolis mint, obverse IOYΛIA MAICA CEB, draped bust right wearing stephane; reverse ΦΛ NEAC-ΠOΛE •CVP•, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder by tiller in right, cornucopia in left; rare; $135.00 (€114.75)
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; $120.00 (€102.00)
The Rosenberger Israel Collection, City-Coins of Palestine, Volumes I - III
A primary reference for Holy Land city coins. A recent auction price for these three volumes was $800 plus 22% fees. The cities covered in these volumes include the following: Volume I: Aelia Kapitolina, Akko, Anthedon Antipatris, and Ascalon. Volume II: Caesarea, Diospolis, Dora, Eleutheropolis, Gaba, Gaza, and Joppa. Volume III: Hipos-Sussita, Neapolis, Nicopolis, Nysa-Scytopolis, Caesarea Panias, Pelusium, Raphia, Sebaste, Sepphoris-Diocaesarea, Tiberias. There is a fourth volume (Eastern Palestine) but it is even harder to find and "sets" often include only these first three volumes.BK11695. The Rosenberger Israel Collection, City-Coins of Palestine, Volumes I - III by M. Rosenberger, 1972 - 1977, volumes I - III, hardback, illustrations throughout, used, good condition; SOLD