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Ancient Roman Coins -lot Of Six Silver Antoniniani

Ancient Roman Coins -lot Of Six Silver Antoniniani

Ancient Roman Coins -lot Of Six Silver Antoniniani

Ancient Roman Coins -lot Of Six Silver Antoniniani

ANCIENT ROMAN COINS -LOT OF SIX SILVER ANTONINIANI. The item “ANCIENT ROMAN COINS -LOT OF SIX SILVER ANTONINIANI” is in sale since Saturday, May 27, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\Ancient\Roman\Roman Imperial (96-235AD)”. The seller is “lifepik77″ and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.

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Authentic Pontius Pilate Ancient Coins NGC Certified

Authentic Pontius Pilate Ancient Coins NGC Certified

Authentic Pontius Pilate Ancient Coins NGC Certified

PONTIUS PILATE BIBLICAL COIN. Authentic Ancient Widow’s Pontius Pilate Coin. Certified by NGC Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Ancient Biblical Bronze Coin dating more than 2000 years old. Own a piece of real history! Licensed antiquity excavated from Jerusalem, Israel. Wonderful treasure as a keepsake or gift. Pontius Pilate Crucifixion Coins. Only a few left! Regardless of whether you are a Christian believer, or simply one who is fascinated with history or of numismatics, you will find in these coins minted by Pontius Pilate direct evidence of and witness to an episode in history which has reshaped to a great extent the world we know. Many of these coins are not really beautiful and were originally not of any real monetary value. Yet these modest coins are closely associated with three basic factors which saw the foundation of Christianity: 1 Same Year of Christs Crucifixion: Most modern experts agree in recognizing that the year now designated 30 A. Marked the trial and the death of Jesus. Given that time-frame, Pilates coins were minted in 29, 30 and 31 C. 2 Same City of Christs Crucifixion: The most credible hypothesis indicates that these particular coins where struck in Jerusalem, the city in which the significant events took place. 3 Same Governor who authorized Christs Crucifixion: Pontius Pilate himself designed and put the coins into circulation, and of course he was the man who conducted the trial and ordered the crucifixion of Jesus. Pilates coins are Roman coins, the words on them are Greek, they were circulated in Judea. THE COINS IMAGES AND TEXTS THE SIMPULUM ON THE 29AD COIN. The simpulum, a symbol that looks like a ladle, was a fairly frequent symbol from the Roman religion of the time. Actually, the simpulum was a utensil used by the priests during their religious ceremonies. This little ladle, provided with shaft and a handle, allowed the priests to taste the wine which they poured onto the head of an animal destined for sacrifice, after which the soothsayer was empowered to examine the animals entrails for signs and portents sent to men by the Gods through the medium of the interpreter. As I pointed, none of this would have been obvious at first sight of the motif except perhaps to a Roman citizen. This wasnt the first time that the simpulum appeared on Roman coins, but it is the first time it figured alone. This fact gives an additional specificity to Pilates coins, not only in the context of Judea but also in comparison with all the other coins of the Empire. THE THREE EARS OF BARLEY. The three ears or barley are featured on the opposing face of the simpulum. Unlike the simpulum, these ears of barley are not in contravention of the Jewish Law. The motif is nevertheless distinctive because it is the first time it appears on a Judean coin. The motif would reappear twelve years later on one of Herod Agrippas coin, then on another, much rarer, of Agrippa II (ears of barley held in a hand). After that, the motif disappeared altogether from ancient Jewish coins. THE LITUUS ON THE 30-31AD COINS. The lituus, a symbol that looked like a cane, was the wooden staff which the augurs held in the right hand; it symbolized their authority and their pastoral vocation. It was raised toward heavens while the priests invoked the gods and made their predictions. Legend records that Romulus used it at the time of Romes foundation in 753 B. The laurel wreath is a symbol of power and victory, and figures on various ancient Greek and Roman coins. In Judea it can be found during the reign of John Hyrcanus I 134 to 104 B. After that, Herod Antipas, speaker for Pilate, used it on all his coins. On Pilates coins, the laurel wreath figures on the reverse side of the lituus, framing the date. The notation of dates uses a code invented by the Greeks whereby each letter of the alphabet was assigned a number. This code would be used again in Judaism under the name of Gematria. The system is simple: the first ten letters of the alphabet are linked to units (1,2,3), the following ten letters to tens (10,20,30) and the four remaining letters to the first four hundreds. The L is an abbreviation meaning year. Tiberius became emperor on September 17 of year 14 A. So we have : LIS = Year 29 A. LIZ = Year 30 A. LIH = Year 31 A. The legends on Pontius Pilates coins are written in Greek. Apart from the dates, the texts on Pilates coinage consisted of only three different words : TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC (Of Tiberius Emperor) on all three coins; IOYLIA KAICAPOC (Empress Julia) added to the coin of year 29. MINT LOCATION AND CIRCULATION LOCATION OF MINTS. Indeed, a specimen dated year 31 has been found in this town in an incomplete state of manufacture. Indeed, some of it has been discovered among other coins during the excavation of remains of dwellings destroyed by the Romans during the first Jewish revolt, which is evidence that they were still in use at that time. These coins circulated far beyond the frontiers of Judea. Some samples have been discovered as far away as Antioch in present-day Turkey, nearly 500 kilometers from Jerusalem where they were minted. Others have also been found in Jordan. These limits represent a circulation area of at least 100.000 square kilometers, which is five times larger than the size of the state of Israel. Taking into account that it was a time when distances were expressed in terms of days of march, one begins to see the important influence of these coins. Did someone have this coin in his/her pocket while Jesus was speaking? Or did Jesus himself even hold it? These coins must have witnessed some amazing things. The item “Authentic Pontius Pilate Ancient Coins NGC Certified” is in sale since Monday, July 31, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “superquickship” and is located in Montvale, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia.
  • Certification: NGC

Oct 2 2017

First Days of Christmas 6 Ancient Coins That Celebrate the Birth of Jesus, Boxed

First Days of Christmas 6 Ancient Coins That Celebrate the Birth of Jesus, Boxed

First Days of Christmas 6 Ancient Coins That Celebrate the Birth of Jesus, Boxed

First Days of Christmas: 6 Ancient Coins That Celebrate the Birth of Jesus, With Beautiful Box, Certificate An d Story. This remarkable collection features three coins issued by rulers associated with the Nativity, as well as Roman Emperors Aurelian and Constantine the Great. Rounding out the set is a small bronze coin struck during the reign of Alexander Jannaeus, one of the last Jewish kings before the Roman annexation of Palestine, known as mites. The story of the Nativity begins with the unusual circumstances concerning the place of Jesus birth. In those days, according to Luke 2:1, Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. A pregnant Mary thus went with her husband Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem to fulfill this civic obligation, and in that city of David gave birth to the Son of God. Soon after the Nativity, Herod the Great, the Roman puppet king of Judaea, was visited by Magi, wise men from the East who came in search of the Messiahthe King of the Jews. Fearful of a coup, Herod divined from his priests that this Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, as prophesized in Micah 5:2: But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Herod tried to enlist the Magi to help him find the newborn king. The story continues in Matthew 2: 9-12: After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. As a precautionary measure, Herod ordered the so-called Massacre of the Innocents, in which all male children in the Bethlehem area under the age of two were put to death. This was both brutal and unsuccessful, as Mary and Joseph secreted the infant Jesus to Egypt for safety, only returning after Herods own death. While these events are well chronicled in the Gospels, one key detail is omitted; the actual date of the birth of Jesus. It was not until the third century that Christians decided on a fixed date for His feast daythe Christ Mass. In the year 274, the winter solstice fell on December 25th. Aurelian, then the Emperor of Rome, proclaimed that fixed date the Natalis Solis Invicti, the festival of the sun. Early Christians, who in those days worshiped in secret for fear of being fed to the lions, could not celebrate the birth of Jesus in the open. They appropriated the Natalis Solis Invicti for their own purposes, to avoid detection by Roman police. Christmas has been observed on December 25th ever since. With the exception of St. Paul and Jesus Himself, no individual had more of an impact on the Christian faith than the first Christian emperor, Constantine the Great. He legalized Christianity in the Empire, and worked with the Bishop of Rome to establish the Papacy in that city. He erected a number of important churches, including the old St. Peters Basilica and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. He convened the early church fathers at Nicaea to codify the Christian belief system; the resulting Nicene Creed is still a part of Catholic liturgy. Constantine decided to celebrate the Sabbath on Sunday rather than Saturday, to honor the day when Jesus rose from the dead. The Catholic Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox, because thats when Constantine decided it should be celebrated. Constantine popularized the use of the cross as a symbol for Jesus, a stylized version of the chi-rho symbol he saw in his vision before the Battle of Milvian bridge. By establishing Christianity as the official state religion of the Empire, Constantine also certified the date of Christmas as December 25th. Perhaps no story encapsulates the Christmas spirit more than the Parable of the Widows Mite. Jesus was preaching in the Temple, which represented both Jerusalems religious center and its business district. Jesus watched rich men in flowing gowns put pieces of silver into the treasurygenerous offerings to the Temple. Then he saw an old woman, a certain widow, deposit two mites into the till. He observed that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood. The parable, repeated in Luke 21:1-4, is understood to both extol the virtues of charity and impugn the vices of avarice. As Jesus remarked in Matthew 19:24, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. This remarkable collection features three coins issued by rulers associated with the NativityCaesar Augustus, Herod the Great, and Azes II, believed to be the Eastern king who sent the Magi to Bethlehemas well as Aurelian and Constantine the Great. Augustus, Prefect Issued: AD 6-12 Material: Bronze Weight: 1.4 – 2.5 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: Prutah Diameter: 13.5 18 mm 8 branched palm Ear of barley Coin image shown for illustration purpose Coin image shown for illustration purpose 2. Herod I Issued: 37- 4 BCE Material: Bronze Weight: 1.2-1.9 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: Prutah Diameter: 12-13.5 mm Anchor Double cornucopia Coin image shown for illustration purpose 3. Azes II Issued: 35-12 BCE Material: Bronze Weight: 1.6-2.1 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: Drachm Diameter: 11-12.9 mm King Azes II on horse Standing figure; Kharoshthi. Aurelian Issued: AD 270-275 Material: Bronze Weight: 2.7-3.7 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: AE Diameter: 21-23.5 mm Portrait of emperor Various contemporary political, military, and religious themes Coin image shown for illustration purpose 5. Constantine I Issued: AD 307-337 Material: Bronze Weight: 1.5-3.5 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: AE Diameter: 15-23 mm Portrait of emperor Various contemporary political, military, and religious themes Coin image shown for illustration purpose 6. Jannaeus Issued: 103-76 BCE Material: Bronze Weight: 1.5-2.7 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: Prutah Diameter: 14-16.5 mm Anchor Star. Box measures: 7.25x 5.5. All coins in each set are protected in an archival capsule and beautifully displayed in a mahogany-like box. The box set is accompanied with a story card, certificate of authenticity, and a black embossed gift box. Coin type and grade may vary somewhat from image. Over 22,000 positive feedbacks. ANA Platinum Member # 3163853. The item “First Days of Christmas 6 Ancient Coins That Celebrate the Birth of Jesus, Boxed” is in sale since Wednesday, September 28, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “caz-10″ and is located in Diamondhead, Mississippi. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Date: 001 AD
  • Composition: Bronze
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
  • First Days of Christmas: 6 Ancient Coins: That Celebrate the Birth of Jesus,Boxed

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