By Richard Plant
"A Numismatic trip throughout the Bible" is an try to convey the Bible to lifestyles in a brand new type of approach - through linking as many Biblical tales as attainable to cash, lots of that are universal adequate for us which will see, and infrequently to truly personal. during this means the writer hopes to place readers involved with occasions that, although they occurred many years 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 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. every one coin is illustrated with approximate values given in GBP and US$ and the publication is jam-packed with a wealth of history information regarding the Bible, in a simple to learn sort appropriate for every age.
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Rev. Club mintmark of Tyre to left of eagle’s leg I show two AE, both dated EOP, 175 AS, equalling 137/6 BC. Coin B79, the smaller piece, has a lion’s head and a club. The slightly larger (coin B80) shows the head of Eros (Cupid) and the head-dress of Isis. There was also another bronze coin type minted in Antioch VII’s name - at Jerusalem - and this shows an anchor and a lily; but as this may be described as “the prototype mite”, I leave it till later. B79: VF £25 / $50 AE Antiochus VII. Antioch – dated 137/6 BC.
Cross. In the angles “Jesus Christ conquers” The Gospel Story Mary and Joseph were being prepared to receive God’s Son Jesus, and so each year does the Christian church prepare for Jesus’ birth at Bethlehem as it observes the season of Advent. “Advent” means “coming”, and the Romans frequently prepared for the coming of their Emperor, with a coin such as B137. In 244 AD the Roman army of the East in Mesopotamia murdered Emperor Gordian III, and on the 25th February of that year they proclaimed Philip as the new Augustus, with his young son, also Philip, as Caesar (prince).
John of Jerusalem, whose patron was John the Baptist, and the Knights produced some very beautiful John the Baptist coins, such as B157 which shows the Baptist pointing down at a lamb. John chapter 1, verse 29, says that John pointed to Jesus saying, “Behold the Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world”. But the Baptist coin we would all surely most like to obtain is B158, the Aethelred II penny which was probably issued to commemorate the 1000 AD Millenium (though actually produced c1009), which shows the “Lamb of God” on the obverse; but adds a very important part to the story by placing a dove on the reverse, reminding us that when (St.