By Richard Plant
"A Numismatic trip throughout the Bible" is an try and convey the Bible to lifestyles in a brand new type of method - via linking as many Biblical tales as attainable to cash, lots of that are universal sufficient for us for you to see, and infrequently to truly personal. during this approach the writer hopes to place readers involved with occasions that, notwithstanding they occurred decades in the past, can nonetheless have nice that means for us at the present time. The chapters are written in Biblical order. The previous testomony first, operating via to the booklet of Revelation on the finish. different fabric, proper yet no longer really a part of the Bible, is integrated in chapters among these dealing without delay with the Bible itself. every one coin is illustrated with approximate values given in GBP and US$ and the e-book is jam-packed with a wealth of historical past information regarding the Bible, in a simple to learn variety appropriate for every age.
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B76: VF £70 / $140 AE Beirut under Antiochus IV Rev. Poseidon standing. Antiochus VII was a very different character from Antiochus IV. He did indeed send an army to attack Jerusalem, and besieged the city. The Feast of Tabernacles came round, so Antiochus proclaimed a truce, and himself sent offerings to the Temple. The Jews responded by accepting his suzerainty, and this Antiochus ruled Judaea and Jerusalem from 134 till his death in 129 BC. He minted two distinct types of AR Tetradrachm. My specimen B77 from Antioch, with a standing Athena on the reverse weighs 265 grains; whereas B78 minted in Tyre, with the old Ptolemaic eagle on the reverse, weighs much less – the coin in my collection weighs 210 grains.
B66: VF £30 / $60 AE Antiochus IV, Antioch mint, early in his reign. Obv. Veiled head of Demeter (Roman “Ceres”). Rev. Elephant’s head with tripod behind. The edge of this type may be either serrated (ie saw-like) or plain (as this coin is). Now to B67 and B68. 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.
B94: VF £140 / $280 AE 8-prutot. Judaea 40-37 BC. Mattathias Antigonus. Obv. Double cornucopiae Rev. Ivy-wreath B95: VF £110 / $220 AE 4-prutot. Judaea 40-37 BC Mattathias Antigonus Obv. Single cornucopia. Rev. legend in ivy-wreath. B96: VF £60 / $120 AE prutah Mattathias Antigonus B97: VF £75 / $150 AE prutah Mattathias Antigonus One day in 1989, I was sorting through a bag of Ancients on offer at 50 pence each, when I noticed a small bronze that looked out of place - it was too flat and thin to be a 44 Between the Old Testament and the Gospels “Greek”; but it later turned out to be Coin B98.