By Richard Plant
"A Numismatic trip during the Bible" is an try and deliver the Bible to lifestyles in a brand new type of method - by means of linking as many Biblical tales as attainable to cash, lots of that are universal adequate for us with the intention to see, and infrequently to truly personal. during this manner 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 The outdated testomony first, operating via to the e-book of Revelation on the finish.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. each one coin is illustrated with approximate values given in GBP and US$ and the ebook is filled with a wealth of history information regarding the Bible, in a simple to learn sort appropriate for every age.
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Luke chapter 1, verse 28, “Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee”. AU salut d’or B135: VF £1000 / $2000 Naples and Provence 1285-1309 Charles II Rev. “The Annunciation”. The angel of the Lord also appeared to Joseph, as St. Matthew chapter 1, verse 23 relates. This quotes the prophecy in Isaiah chapter 7, verse 14 and reads, “They shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us”. “Emmanuel”, written in Greek, surrounds the figure of Christ on the obverse of this 11th century Byzantine “anonymous” coin, B136.
B112: VF £35 / $70 AE prutah Judaea. 4 BC –6 AD Herod “Ethnarch” Archelaus (not to be confused with B109 of Herod the Great) B113: VF £60 / $120 AE prutah 4 BC – 6 AD Archelaus B114: VF £40 / $80 AE prutah Archelaus. Rev. Forepart of galley. 48 Between the Old Testament and the Gospels AE double-prutah B115: VF £225 / $450 4 BC-6 AD Archelaus Rev. War-galley B116: VF £110 / $220 AE prutah Archelaus – as last B117: VF £40 / $80 AE prutah 4 BC-6 AD Archelaus. Obv. Bunch of grapes Rev. Crested helmet The earliest coin of Herod Antipas, 4 BC – 39 AD, was not minted until “Year 24”, which equals 19/20 AD (Coin B118).
Head of Zeus Serapis. Rev. Right-facing eagle (Ptolemaic eagles face left) B70, an AE with a serrated edge, was minted in Antioch in 165/4 BC. Behind Apollo’s head on the obverse we see the monogram of Lysias, who was co-regent with Antiochus V during Antiochus IV’s absence conducting an expedition to the East. The reverse shows the common Seleucid design of Apollo seated on an omphalos (special stone reputed to be at the centre of the world surface). B70: VF £25 / $50 AE Antiochus IV. Minted Antioch 165/4 BC.