SIX BRONZE HOLY LAND PRUTOT AND DENARIUS OF TRAJAN IN SILVER BRACELET

SIX BRONZE HOLY LAND PRUTOT AND DENARIUS OF TRAJAN IN SILVER BRACELET


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A SILVER DENARIUS OF TRAJAN

Reign of Trajan (98-117 CE)

Rome Mint; 101-2 CE

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan facing right. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM.

Reverse: Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm branch. P M TR P COS IIII P P.

Bibliography: RIC II, 59.

A BRONZE PRUTAH OF MARCUS AMBIBULUS

Procurator of Judaea (9-12 CE)

Obverse: Ear of barley curved right. KAICA POC.

Reverse: Eight branched palm tree with two bunches of dates and date in field.

Bibliography: Hendin, 636-8

A BRONZE PRUTAH OF PONTIUS PILATE

Pontius Pilate as Procurator of Judaea under Tiberius (26-36 CE)

Minted Year 16 (29 CE)

Obverse: Three bound ears of barley surrounded by IOVLIAC KAICAPOC.

Reverse: Simpulum surrounded by TIBERIOY KAICAPOC LIV.

Bibliography:

Hendin, 648

SNG ANS 367

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Pontius Pilate ruled Judaea as a procurator of Rome under the emperor Tiberius from 26-36 CE. In this time he rule was generally seen to be harsh and unyielding. So much so that the end of his reign of the direct result of his being recalled to Rome to give an account of his actions while procurator. The most famous of these draconian ruling is the execution of Jesus Christ believed to have occurred in the later half of the reign of Pontius Pilate. “When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.” (Matthew 21: 1-2)

FOUR WIDOW'S MITES OF ALEXANDER JANNAEUS

Reign of Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 BCE)

Obverse: BASILEWS ALESANDROU around anchor.

Reverse: Eight rayed star surrounded by diadem. “Yehonatan the King” between rays.

Bibliography: Hendin, 469

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Minted during the reign of King Alexander Jannaeus these coins were used by the majority of the citizenry to buy their day to day items. The son of John Hyrancus, Alexander Jannaeus ascended the throne in 103 BC and ruled, as well as expanded, the Jewish Hasmonean kingdom.

However, these coins are best known for their association with the Widow's Mite parable in Mark and Luke from which the name is derived: Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him: Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow put more into the treasury than all the others. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on." (Mark 12:41-44)

Coins in fine to extremely fine condtion.

Bracelet Length: 20.5 cm (8.07 inches)

Weight: 31.8 g

Diameter: 22 mm

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