Jerusalem, , X Fretensis Countermarks, c. 68 - 132 A.D.
CM84114. Bronze AE 25, 1609; III p. 54, 5; p. 284, 1; c/m: 291 ( on , 19 pcs.), 410 (galley, 15 pcs.), Coin , Countermarks , rough, corrosion, 10.962 g, maximum 25.1 mm, right; countermarks: (1) galley right in c. 8 mm x 4 mm rectangular punch, 410 (15 pcs); and (2) L•X•F (Legion X Fretensis) over right standing on a right in c. 12 mm x 9 mm rectangular punch, 291 (19 pcs); ; $400.00 (€356.00)
, Augusta 8 June 218 - 224 or 225 A.D., ,
, , the biblical Shechemis, is now Nablus, Israel. It is the site of Joseph's Tomb and Jacob's well. Jesus spoke here to a Samaritan woman. The city was refounded as Neopolis after the suppression of the Jewish Revolt. Nablus is home to about half the remaining worldwide Samaritan population of 600.JD72682. Bronze AE 20, pl. 53,122; 59; BMC p. 62, 111; 1510, gVF, nice green with earthen highlighting, typical , 7.492 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 0o, mint, IOYΛIA MAICA CEB, draped right wearing ; ΦΛ NEAC-ΠOΛE •CVP•, standing facing, left, holding rudder by tiller in right, in left; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
The Coins of The : The Abraham and Marian
The Abraham and Marian consists of 4,000 coins and related objects produced by the peoples who inhabited the from the Persian period in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. through the Crusader kingdom in the thirteenth century of the modern era. Assembled over more than thirty years, the collection contains gold, silver, and bronze coins of the Persians, Greeks, Samarians, Hebrews, Nabataeans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and . This book has become a primary reference for coins.BK10621. The Coins Of The The Abraham and Marian at the American Numismatic Society and The Israel Museum, by Ya'akov , 2013, American Numismatic Society, in American Collections 8, hardback, 2 volumes, new; $140.00 (€124.60)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Gaza, Philistia
The great god of Gaza, Marnas (Aramaic Marna the "Lord"), was regarded as the god of rain, and grain, and invoked against famine. His temple, the Marneion, the last surviving great cult center of paganism, was burned by order of the Roman emperor in 402. Treading upon the sanctuary's paving-stones had been forbidden. Christians later used these same stones to pave the public marketplace.GB90137. Bronze AE 16, 103 (same obv die, date-ethnic reversed)/104 (same rev die, diff obv leg); II 78/79 (same); 4128 (BnF 172), VF, both sides sightly off-center, 4.174 g, maximum 16.2 mm, 0o, Gaza mint, Aug 141 - 7 Mar 142 A.D.; - ANTWNEI-NO-C, laureate right; ΓAZA - BC (year 202), Herakles standing facing, nude, club downward in right, skin in left, Phoenician letter mem (for Marnas) lower left; ex Coin Galleries mail bid sale 6 Nov 1996, lot 281; ; $95.00 (€84.55)
, , Roman Prefect under , 26 - 36 A.D.
is chiefly known for the he played in the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.JD79873. Bronze , 1342, 333, 4968, 5623, VF, red earthen deposits, 1.761 g, maximum 15.5 mm, 0o, Jerusalem mint, 30 A.D.; TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC, (augural wand); LIZ (year 17) within ; $95.00 (€84.55)
Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.,
A occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.JD84590. Bronze , 1145, VF, off center, 2.319 g, maximum 15.6 mm, Jerusalem mint, 103 - 76 B.C.; , Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews, within ; of ; $95.00 (€84.55)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Ascalon, Philistia
Askalon lies on the of the Mediterranean, ten miles of Gaza and about 40 miles south of Joppa. Herod the Great ruled all of , except Askalon, which remained a free city. Today, a national park at Ashqelon, Israel includes ruins of Canaanite, Greek, Roman, and Crusader walls and buildings. Ascalon's era of autonomy, used to date this coin, began in 104 B.C.BB75616. Bronze AE 22, 105; 138; 151, p. 124, 145; -; -, F, porous, 9.954 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, Askalon (Ashqelon, Israel) mint, 111 - 112 A.D.; CEBACTOS (or similar), laureate right; ACKAΛO, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, vertical before in right hand, cradled in left arm, in left , dove over EIC (year 215) lower right; ; $90.00 (€80.10)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Ascalon, Philistia
The Philistines conquered Canaanite Ashkelon about 1150 B.C. and it became one of the five Philistine cities that were constantly warring with the Israelites and the Kingdom of Judah. The last of the Philistine cities to hold out against Nebuchadnezzar, it finally fell in 604 B.C.; burned and destroyed, its people exiled, the Philistine era ended. Ashkelon was rebuilt, dominated by Persian culture. After the Alexander's conquest, Ashkelon was an important Hellenistic seaport. The Jews drove the Greeks out of the region during the Maccabean Revolt, which lasted from 167 to 160 B.C. In 63 B.C. the was incorporated into the Roman Republic. VII used Ashkelon as her refuge when her brother and sister exiled her in 49 B.C. The city remained loyal to Rome during the First Jewish Revolt.BB75619. Bronze AE 18, 82; 116; 2213; p. 122, 129; -, F, some corrosion, 7.108 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 0o, Askalon (Ashqelon, Israel) mint, 85 - 86 A.D.; laureate left, CE downward on left; Phanebal standing facing, wearing military dress, raising sword above in right hand, and frond in left hand, ΘΠP (year 189 of the Ascalon Era) downward on left, AC upward on right; ; $90.00 (€80.10)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Rabbathmoba,
Rabbathmoba, probably the Biblical Ir-Moab, was conquered by Alexander Jannaeus. Its ruins are 18 kilometers of Kerak in Jordan.RP72140. Bronze AE 24, 29b; , p. 44, 5 var. (date P − ∆); 15 var. (same); -; -, aF, green highlighting , porous, 8.987 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 315o, Rabbathmoba (near Kerak, Jordan) mint, 209 - 210 A.D.; AVT KAIC ANTΩNINOC CEB, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; PABAΘMOVBHNΩN, Poseidon standing left, nude, foot on prow, in right, trident vertical behind in left, ∆ − P (year 104) divided across ; $70.00 (€62.30)
Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius III , c. 96 - 87 B.C.
Demetrius III ("the Timely") was nicknamed ("the Untimely) by the Jews. He defeated the Hasmonaean Priest Alexander Jannaeus but was forced to withdraw from by the hostile population. While attempting to dethrone his brother, , he was defeated by the Arabs and , and taken prisoner. He was held in confinement in by Mithridates II until his death in 88 B.C.SL46356. Bronze AE 17, II 2455(3) (referencing only Spaer); 2851; H44 (this coin), NGC , strike 4/5, surface 3/5 (4161251-008), 3.107 g, maximum 17.4 mm, 0o, mint, 95 - 94 B.C.; diademed, lightly bearded of Demetrius III right; BACIΛEΩC ∆HMHTPIOY ΘEOY ΦIΛOMHTOPOC CΩTHPOC, standing facing, frond in right, in left, N over A outer left, HIΣ (year 218) in ; ex (found of the Sea of Galilee in 1989), NGC Certified (photographed before the coin was slabbed); $60.00 (€53.40)
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