A Numismatic Journey Through the Bible by Richard Plant

By Richard Plant

"A Numismatic trip in the course of the Bible" is an try and convey the Bible to lifestyles in a brand new kind of approach - by means of linking as many Biblical tales as attainable to cash, a lot of that are universal adequate for us on the way to see, and sometimes to really personal. during this method the writer hopes to place readers in contact with occasions that, notwithstanding they occurred decades in the past, can nonetheless have nice which means for us this present day. The chapters are written in Biblical order. The outdated testomony first, operating via to the ebook of Revelation on the finish. different fabric, suitable yet no longer truly a part of the Bible, is incorporated in chapters among these dealing at once with the Bible itself. each one coin is illustrated with approximate values given in GBP and US$ and the publication is choked with a wealth of heritage information regarding the Bible, in a simple to learn kind appropriate for every age.

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Rev. Temple in which Greek “9”, (theta) for regnal year, 5/6 AD B125: VF £1100 / $2200 AE Tetrarch Philip. 4 BC – 34 AD. Obv. Augustus Rev. Temple in which “Year 12”= 8/9 AD After Archelaus had been deposed, the Roman Procurators ruled over Judaea, Samaria and Idumaea. Their capital was Caesarea rather than Jerusalem. This meant that during Jesus’ ministry, the Romans governed Judaea: Herod Antipas (“that fox”) ruled in Galilee and Philip up in Caesarea Philippi. The first of the Roman governors was “Coponius” 6-9 AD, whose prutahs show a datepalm and an ear of barley, Coin B126, must have been perfectly acceptable to the Jews.

John of Jerusalem, whose patron was John the Baptist, and the Knights produced some very beautiful John the Baptist coins, such as B157 which shows the Baptist pointing down at a lamb. John chapter 1, verse 29, says that John pointed to Jesus saying, “Behold the Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world”. But the Baptist coin we would all surely most like to obtain is B158, the Aethelred II penny which was probably issued to commemorate the 1000 AD Millenium (though actually produced c1009), which shows the “Lamb of God” on the obverse; but adds a very important part to the story by placing a dove on the reverse, reminding us that when (St.

These two coins represent Antiochus’ normal AE coinage from Antioch through most of his reign. The first, slightly larger, showing Zeus standing holding sceptre and thunderbolt; and the second showing Apollo drawing an arrow. On the obverse of both Antiochus wears the radiate crown of the sun-god. B67: VF £50 / $100 AE Antiochus IV, 175-164 BC, Antioch mint. Obv. Radiate head of Antiochus. Rev. Zeus standing holding sceptre and thunderbolt: eagle at feet. B68: VF £50 / $100 AE Antiochus IV, 175-184 BC, Antioch mint.

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