Click title/picture for details. offer US $4.99 6 *New* COINS OF THE BIBLE *Replica Coins from Biblical Times*. You will receive the 3 booklets with 2 coins sealed in each as seen in photo. Each booklet has the history of the two coins printed on the inside. Set 1 of 3: Gold Daric and Half Shekel Gold Daric - This has been called the ?first coin mentioned in the Bible?. Darius I of Persia introduced a standard gold coinage called the daric toward the end of the 6th Century B.C. It was the most prevalent gold coin of its period and was made from (c. 450-330 B.C.) The obverse (front) depicts a Persian king wearing a crown and robe and armed with a bow and arrow. The reverse has an irregular punch mark in a rectangular shape. This coin is the first identifiable gold piece mentioned in the Bible. Half Shekel of Tyre - The half shekel temple tax was first introduced by Moses as a commandment to the Jewish people. It was required as an annual donation to the temple. During the time of Christ, Jerusalem was occupied by the Romans and they circulated their own coinage, but Jewish authorities required the half shekel of Tyre as payment of the temple tribute. Money changers set up to exchange Roman money for the more acceptable coinage, in the event change was needed, and also to convert foreign currency from travelers. They often charged a high fee for their services. Set 2 of 3: Lepton of Pontius Pilate and Widow's Mite The Lepton of Pontius Pilate - The copper lepton from Judea was minted during Jesus' ministry and under the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate (26 A.D. to 36), who governed under Tiberius. The first copper lepton of Pilate was struck in 29 A.D. and features three barely ears surrounded by the name Julia, Tiberius' mother, and her title. On the reverse is the sacrificial ladel surrounded by the Greek letters reading ?Of Tiberius Caesar year 16?. Pontius Pilate is most remembered for issuing the command to crucify Jesus. Widow's Mite - The proper Greek name for widow's mites is a lepton, the smallest denomination of bronze coin minted under Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 B.C.) and later. The earlier leptons continued to circulate throughout the region during Jesus' life. The coin's obverse (front) depicts an upside-down anchor, the symbol of the Seleucid empire's naval strength. The story of the widow's mite is significant for expressing a key tenant of Jesus' ministry: the grace of giving, especially when one has little to give. The widow's mite is an enduring symbol of faith and sacrifice! Set 3 of 3: Tribute Penny and Shekel Tribute Penny - It is believed to be a silver denarius from the reign of the Roman emperor Tiberius (A.D. 14 to 37). The portrait on the coin's obverse (front) is Tiberius, who ruled during Jesus' life. The abbreviated inscription reads: ?Tiberius, Caesar Augustus, Son of the Divine Augustus.? The reverse of the coin shows a seated female, generally thought to be Livia, Tiberius' mother, with the inscription ?High Priest?. The tribute penny was a day's wages in biblical times. Shekel - The shekel, or tetradrachm, was the largest silver coin issued by the city of Tyre in Phoenicia. The shekel's obverse (front) depicts a picture of Melkart, or Hercules, and the reverse shows an eagle with its claw on a ship's ruder, the date, mintmark, and the inscription: ?Tyre the Holy and Inviolable?. The shekel is best remembered as the form of payment Judas most likely received for betraying Christ. Each cardboard display folder measures about 6" x 6" and the finely detailed coins are enclosed in a protective plastic capsule sealed in the display.
Click title/picture for details. offer US $5.99 An interesting reproduction lot of 2 Coins of the Bible, Gold Daric & Half Shekel. (c.450-330 B.C.) In folder with information about the original coins. From Whitman Publishing, LCC. Marked set 1 of 3 SHIPPING FOR THIS ITEM TO THE U.S. IS FREE!!
Click title/picture for details. offer US $84.45 50 authentic Holy Land coins. BUY 1000 COINS ~Vary Rare~ The coins come directly from Israel with no dealer in between. That means you save. We do not look or search through any of these coins so who knows what you might find. -